Northrop Grumman Corporation

Northrop Grumman Corporation

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Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology. With more than 120,000 employees, and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.
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2022
16 Mar 2022

Titomic

Titomic are an Australian metal additive manufacturing company making cold spray printers using 'Titomic Kinetic Fusion' technology. IDTechEx spoke with non-executive director Dr. Andreas Schwer at Formnext 2021.
3 Mar 2022

Polar-Orbiting Next-Generation Missile Warning System Sensor

Northrop Grumman Corporation and Ball Aerospace will design and develop the two mission payloads for the US Space Force's Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared Polar program.
4 Feb 2022

AI Headset Helps Military Pilots Perform Expected and Unexpected Tasks

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Perceptually-enabled Task Guidance program to develop a prototype artificial intelligence assistant. The prototype will be embedded in an augmented reality headset to help rotary pilots perform expected and unexpected tasks.
6 Jan 2022

James Webb Space Telescope Fully Deploys 70 Foot Sunshield

The James Webb Space Telescope team has fully deployed the spacecraft's 70-foot sunshield, a key milestone in preparing it for science operations.
2021
31 Aug 2021

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Prepped for Shipment to Launch Site

After successful completion of its final tests, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is being prepped for shipment to its launch site. Engineering teams have completed Webb's long-spanning comprehensive testing regimen at Northrop Grumman's facilities. Webb's many tests and checkpoints were designed to ensure that the world's most complex space science observatory will operate as designed once in space.
9 Mar 2021

ADA Technologies

Dr James Edmondson interviewed ADA Technologies. ADA develop advanced materials for aerospace and defence applications. The interview focussed on ADA's products for thermal interface and thermal insulation materials.
2 Mar 2021

Thermoelectric Perpetual Submarine

In February 2021, The US agency DARPA awarded contracts to Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation and Martin Defense Group (formerly Navatek) to build demonstration versions of the new Manta Ray unmanned underwater vehicle with an energy-harvesting system to power it indefinitely, allowing the robot submarine to carry out missions lasting months or years without returning to base or refueling.
19 Jan 2021

6G Communications Market, Devices, Materials 2021-2041

IDTechEx Report: Dr James Edmondson
2020
30 Oct 2020

Northrop Grumman Initiates Build of First Australian Triton

Australia's first autonomous, high-altitude, long-endurance system will enhance maritime security in the Pacific. Northrop Grumman has initiated the build process for Australia's first MQ-4C Triton, a game-changing unmanned maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft.
19 Mar 2020

DARPA Seeks New Class of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

DARPA's Manta Ray Program aims to demonstrate critical technologies for a new class of long duration, long range, payload-capable unmanned underwater vehicles that operate for extended durations without the need for on-site human logistics support or maintenance offer the potential for persistent operations during longer term deployments.
2019
12 Nov 2019

Novel Solar Cells Arrive at International Space Station for Testing

Five different types of solar cells have arrived at the International Space Station to be tested for their power conversion rate and ability to operate in the harsh space environment as part of the MISSE-12 mission. One type of cell, made of low-cost organic materials, has not been extensively tested in space before.
30 Apr 2019

NASA's new flying robots: Bee-ing in space for the first time

Bees are known to be both busy and hard-working, and NASA's new free-flying space robots, called Astrobee, will soon have the same reputation. Unlike bees that live on Earth, the robots will do their work flying alongside astronauts inside the International Space Station and will play a critical role in supporting innovative and sustainable exploration of the Moon, Mars and beyond.
2018
5 Sep 2018

If military robot falls, it can get itself up

Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have developed software to ensure that if a robot falls, it can get itself back up, meaning future military robots will be less reliant on their Soldier handlers.
19 Jul 2018

Synthetic Biology 2018

IDTechEx Report: Dr Nadia Tsao
21 Jun 2018

Additive Manufacturing and Lightweight Materials for Aerospace and Defense 2018-2028

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins
30 Apr 2018

AMSC

3 Apr 2018

Harvesting wave energy for fresh water

Among the many alternative energy sources available, Atmocean has settled on wave energy as a tool for converting ocean water into fresh water and opening up new coastal agriculture opportunities in countries around the world.
26 Mar 2018

Hydrogen-powered drones take flight

In a world first, a team of researchers have successfully powered an unmanned aircraft flight with a triple hybrid propulsion system featuring one of the cleanest energies on Earth - hydrogen.
23 Mar 2018

New 4-D printer could reshape the world we live in

Scientists report that they have developed a powerful printer that could streamline the creation of self-assembling structures that can change shape after being exposed to heat and other stimuli. They say this unique technology could accelerate the use of 4-D printing in aerospace, medicine and other industries.
5 Feb 2018

Lightweight Metals 2018-2028: Forecasts, Developments, Players

IDTechEx Report: Dr Richard Collins