Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Northrop reorganizes sector

FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- Northrop Grumman designated five centers of design and integration excellence in a reorganization of the Aerospace Systems sector's manned aircraft, unmanned systems and electronic attack businesses. Changes include closing an Information Systems sector facility in Dominguez Hills, Calif. The Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence will be in Melbourne, Fla., and will include aircraft design work currently being done at the company's Bethpage, N.Y., facility. The B-2, F/A-18 and F-35 programs will remain in Palmdale, El Segundo and Redondo Beach, Calif., respectively. The company's Unmanned Systems Center of Excellence will be at the Rancho Bernardo facility in San Diego, Calif. Two programs will transition to that center: the MQ-4C Triton program from Bethpage, and the NATO Airborne Ground Surveillance program from Melbourne. An Electronic Attack Center of Excellence will be in Bethpage and will include the Aerospace Systems' Electronic Attack program team. The company has designated two Aircraft Integration Centers of Excellence, one in Palmdale, Calif., and the other in St. Augustine, Fla. Current integration activities in Moss Point, Miss., and New Town, N.D., are not included in this transition. (Source: Northrop Grumman, 03/04/13)