Northrop Grumman Corporation is a designer, systems integrator and manufacturer of military surveillance and combat aircraft, defense electronics and systems, airspace management systems, information systems, marine systems, precision weapons, space systems, and commercial and military aerostructures.
Northrop Grumman was formed in 1994 when Northrop Corporation acquired Grumman Corporation. With approximately 120,000 employees (as of 12/26/02) and operations in all 50 U.S. states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers. The company's net sales in 2002 were worth $17.2 billion U.S. dollars.
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In 1954, the United States Air Force hired the company to provide technical expertise in managing the development of the first ICBMs. Northrop Grumman also provided technology for NORAD's detection of hostile missile launches.
Northrop Grumman has produced 21 B-2 Stealth Bombers at 2.2 billion US dollars per plane. They are also involved in the 7 billion US dollar Airborne Laser Program and provide radio systems for the F/A-22 Raptor, RAH-66 Comanche and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
The company is the United States of America's sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. They also design and build nuclear-powered submarines.