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Northrop Grumman to Compete for USCG NAIS

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced at the U.S. Coast Guard Innovation Expo in New Orleans its intent to lead a team that will compete to design, integrate, install and test the Coast Guard's Nationwide Automatic Identification System (NAIS). NAIS will be a two-way maritime digital communication system, which will continually transmit and receive voiceless exchange of vessel data, including vessel identity, position, speed, course, destination and other data of critical interest for navigation safety, marine mobility and maritime security. The program will focus on improving maritime security, marine and navigational safety, search and rescue, and environmental protection services.

Deepwater Fast-Response Cutter Reaches Milestone

The U.S. Coast Guard's, 140-ft. construction commencement. Integrated Deepwater System Program. proceed to design development. The new cutter has been developed to meet post-Sept. requirements. 40-year hull-life. reaction capability. patrols in areas of concern. program manager. originally proposed at the time of contract award in June 2002. Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) suite and logistics support. plans as an asset in the Integrated Deepwater System. phase, with the customer review scheduled for this August.

Northrop Grumman Team Wins Navy Contract

A team led by Northrop Grumman Corporation will help the U.S. Navy streamline security assistance and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) for the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) through a contract under the General Service Administration's Millennia Lite contracting vehicle. Northrop Grumman's Information Technology (IT) sector if all options are exercised. Grumman IT as the industry leader for NAVSEA FMS. Northrop Grumman IT will provide a broad range of FMS program and acquisition management support services for the procurement of Navy ordnance, weapons and weapons systems, ships and ship components, and the construction and transfer of Navy ships, ship systems and equipment.

Northrop Grumman Team to Design Power Generators for Navy Ships

A Northrop Grumman Corporation led team has been selected by the Naval Sea Systems Command(NAVSEA) to begin a design of a 40-megawatt (MW) high-temperature superconductor (HTS) generator intended to provide a smaller, lighter and quieter main power source for future surface combatants. cooling selection. 40-MW high-temperature superconductor generator. Sunnyvale, Calif. generator.

VT Halter Marine, Northrop Grumman Team

VT Halter Marine Inc. has teamed with Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Electronic Systems sector to bid for the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command’s (TACOM) Theater Support Vessel (TSV) project. The TSV will support the Army’s transformation goal of deploying a combat-ready brigade anywhere in the world within 96 hours and will reduce support requirements for large-scale, onshore arrivals. The TSV will allow the Army to rapidly respond to crisis situations by arriving quickly and landing at ports that are too shallow or under-equipped for conventional vessels. With the capacity to transport more than 350 troops plus gear, and the capability to load and unload troops and equipment in as little as 20 minutes…

USS COLE (DDG 67) Afloat Again

The U.S. Navy announced on Friday, September 14, that the USS COLE was launched back into the water this morning at Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) here. The ship was launched a day earlier than previously scheduled at the company's Ingalls Operations. The ship had been moved onto land in January into a construction bay near where the COLE was originally built by Northrop Grumman. The USS COLE, crippled in a terrorist attack in the Port of Aden, Yemen, on Oct. 12, 2000, returned to her construction shipyard on the deck of the Norwegian heavy lift ship BLUE MARLIN last December. Capt. Philip N. Johnson, USN, supervisor of Shipbuilding…

Northrop Grumman Team Lends Hands to Rebuild Community

A group of Northrop Grumman Corporation shipbuilders offered their construction skills to support rebuilding efforts in the Gulf Coast communities this week. These employees, who normally perform traditional shipbuilding crafts such as welding, pipefitting and shipfitting, framed doors, nailed floors and hung sheetrock in Jackson County, Mississippi's storm-damaged United Way headquarters. Northrop Grumman. the organization's community impact grant program. $428,686 to United Way for its work in 2006. from Katrina. this week, while visiting the Ship Systems sector on business. helped in the rebuilding of the community's United Way headquarters. Coast. the foreseeable future.

Northrop Grumman Begins Construction of LHD 8

22 on LHD 8, a multipurpose amphibious assault ship. U.S. Marine Corps representatives lauded the Northrop Grumman team's efforts and the significant impact and support these ships offer to the defense of American freedom. Ship Systems Ingalls Operations has delivered seven LHD 1 Wasp-class ships and five LHA 1 Tarawa-class of amphibious ships. LHD 8 marks the eighth ship in the class. LHD 8 is the first amphibious ship that will be powered by gas turbine engines instead of a steam plant. Corps team with significant savings in manpower and maintenance costs, while also saving on fuel expenditures. LHD 8 represents evolutionary and transformational steps towards the future.

Cutter to be Christened

The 418-foot Bertholf is the first of eight deepwater cutters the Coast Guard has ordered from Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in Pascagoula Mississippi in the largest recapitalization effort in the service's history. The cutters are designed to accommodate the Coast Guard's new multifaceted missions of providing homeland security, national defense and marine and environmental protection, Glenn said. Northrop Grumman teamed with Lockheed Martin to develop the vessels in a multibillion dollar effort to replace the Coast Guard's aging fleet. Taylor said outgoing Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld reduced the number of vessels in the Navy, threatening the viability of the nation's shipbuilding industry.

Teledyne Wins $9M LSS GMM Contract

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – May 10, 2011 – Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) announced today that its subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., in Huntsville, Ala., was awarded a $9 million contract from Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) to manufacture four Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Gun Mission Modules (GMM). Teledyne Brown will manufacture each of the modules and assemble and test them at the company’s Huntsville manufacturing facility. Each module will be equipped with a 30MM gun weapon system and two modules will be mounted on each LCS.

Deepwater Cutter Achieves Milestone

The U.S. Coast Guard's 140-ft. requirements milestone resulting in the ship being one step closer to construction commencement. The fast-response cutter is being built by Integrated Coast Guard Systems (ICGS), a joint venture between Northrop Grumman Corporation and Lockheed Martin, under the Integrated Deepwater System Program. The purpose of the systems requirements review was to present the ship concept to the Coast Guard and to confirm the customer requirements have been sufficiently developed, so the ICGS team can proceed to design development. The new cutter has been developed to meet post-Sept. 11 mission requirements. The new composite-hulled craft, to be manufactured at Northrop Grumman's Gulfport, Miss., composites center, will have a 40-year hull-life.

USS Pinckney Joins the Pacific Fleet

The U.S. Navy commissioned the newest ship to enter the fleet, the Aegis guided missile destroyer, USS Pinckney (DDG 91). Pinckney honors Navy Cook First Class William Pinckney (1915-1976), recipient of the Navy Cross for his courageous rescue of a fellow crewmember onboard the USS Enterprise (CV 6) during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands in 1942. The commissioning took place in a ceremony at Naval Base Ventura County on Saturday. The ship is the 19th Arleigh Burke Class destroyer built by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), and the 10th ship to honor an African-American.

Sealift Ship Delivered Ahead of Schedule

USNS PILILAAU (T-AKR 304), the fifth of seven BOB HOPE Class Strategic Sealift ships being built by Northrop Grumman Corporation's Ship Systems sector, departed Avondale Aug. 24, 2001, after being delivered to the U.S. Navy ahead of schedule one month earlier. PILILAAU earned an outstanding Acceptance Trial evaluation from the Navy and the Office of the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, New Orleans, earlier this summer. "We are very pleased with the performance of PILILAAU, and with the ahead-of-schedule delivery," said Tom Kitchen, president of Ship Systems' Avondale operations. "The trials were so successful because our many skilled craftsmen produced the most complete ship yet.

Mesa Verde (LPD 19) Christened

Mesa Verde in front of more than 1,000 guests. Corporation for the U.S. Navy/Marine Corps team. undersecretary of the Navy, the ceremony's principal speaker. expeditionary assault ships ever to sail the seas. area have been making our Navy the best in the world since 1938. continued. southwestern Colorado. sites built by Native Americans on mesa tops and in canyon alcoves. Verde. Ship's sponsor Linda Campbell, wife of U.S. Sen. "This ship will in fact bring sea basing to reality," said Lt. Gen. deep into the heart of an enemy. of our expeditionary strike groups ... Navy Cmdr. prospective commanding officer. in 2006 and will be homeported in Norfolk, Va. will operate as an integrated force," said Philip A. Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. sea. 21st-Century Expeditionary Strike Groups.

Destroyer Christened at Northrop Grumman

The Aegis guided missile destroyer DDG 95 was officially christened James E. Williams here June 28 when more than 1,000 guests attended ceremonies at Northrop Grumman Corporation's Ship Systems sector. The ship honors Boatswain's Mate First Class James Elliott Williams (1930-1999), often referred to as the most decorated enlisted man in U.S. naval history. The late Williams' widow, Mrs. Elaine Weaver Williams of Darlington, S.C., is the ship's sponsor. Two of the Williams' daughters, Debbie Williams Clark of Palm Coast, Fla., and Gail Williams Patterson of Florence, S.C., were on hand as Matrons of Honor for the event. The keynote speaker at the ceremony was Acting Secretary of the Navy, Hansford T. Johnson. Sec. Johnson is a retired four-star U.S.

LPD-19 - Mesa Verde - Christened

Mesa Verde in front of more than 1,000 guests. Corporation (NYSE:NOC) for the U.S. Navy/Marine Corps team. undersecretary of the Navy, the ceremony's principal speaker. expeditionary assault ships ever to sail the seas. area have been making our Navy the best in the world since 1938. continued. southwestern Colorado. sites built by Native Americans on mesa tops and in canyon alcoves. Verde. Ship's sponsor Linda Campbell, wife of U.S. Sen. "This ship will in fact bring sea basing to reality," said Lt. Gen. deep into the heart of an enemy. of our expeditionary strike groups ... Navy Cmdr.

New Aegis Destroyer Christened at Northrop Grumman

said Adm. Walter F. Doran, USN, commander of the U.S. Northrop Grumman Corporation's Ingalls Operations. displayed by Gordon Pai'ea Chung-Hoon. 78), and USS Preble (DDG 88). Adm. Doran was principal speaker at Northrop Grumman's Ship Systems sector for the christening of the Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), named to honor Rear Adm. (DD 502), severely crippled. Adm. Grumman team. courageous actions of Chung-Hoon. father figure. White said. something. Waianae, Hawaii. United States of America. destroyer and Uncle Gordon's heroic workmanship complement each other. of Aegis guided missile destroyers - the U.S. destroyer fleet. to sea control and power projection. Pascagoula," said Rear Adm. Charles S. executive officer, Ships.

Good As Gold

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Gold Team was chosen by the U.S. Navy to complete the system design for the Navy's advanced, 21st century surface combatant, DD(X). The project replaces the $25 billion DD-21 program of land-attack destroyers that was scrapped last fall. Northrop Grumman's Ship Systems sector will lead the system design, engineering prototype development and testing of the DD(X) System under a $265 million contract awarded today by the Navy. The team includes Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) as mission systems integrator and more than 30 of the nation's top engineering and maritime industrial companies. The initial design contract has a total value of approximately $2.9 billion over four years. "We are very pleased and proud that our DD(X) Gold Team was selected by the Navy.

GAO Affirms Northrop Grumman and Raytheon as DD(X) Gold Team

Northrop Grumman Corporation, leader of the DD(X) Gold Team, and Raytheon company said today that they were delighted by the decision of the General Accounting Office (GAO), which validates that an appropriate evaluation process was used when the U.S. Navy selected the Gold Team to complete the system design for the Navy's 21st century surface combatant, DD(X). "Now that this issue is behind us, we can move ahead on this transformational ship program, which is so critical to the Navy, the DoD and the nation," said Kent Kresa, Northrop Grumman chairman and chief executive officer. "We were confident in the Navy's selection process, and are grateful that the GAO so expeditiously acted in validating that the Gold Team's proposal provided the best value for the customer.

Northrop Grumman Gulf Coast Shipbuilders Awarded for Excellence

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) recognized 39 shipbuilders from its Gulf Coast facilities for their significant accomplishments supporting quality and continuous improvement at an awards dinner on Thursday, Oct. 7 in Gulfport, Miss. The General Manager's Award for Excellence recognizes extraordinary performance and outstanding contributions in the areas of innovation and technology, customer satisfaction, and operational excellence. This award is the highest honor bestowed at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Gulf Coast operations and recognizes employees whose achievements support Northrop Grumman values, best practices, collaboration, value creation, and process excellence, in addition to aligning with the company's strategic priorities. Six teams received the awards.

Northrop Grumman Taps Johnson as VP for BAMS

Northrop Grumman Corporation appointed Carl Johnson to vice president of Programs-Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) within the company's Integrated Systems sector. Northrop Grumman's BAMS solution incorporates maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities into the Global Hawk Block 20 air vehicle. The system can carry up to 3,000 pounds of payload comprising a variety of sensors optimized for searching, tracking and identifying targets, while collecting and transmitting data over open ocean and littoral areas. Northrop Grumman's offer includes an RQ-4N air vehicle derived from the RQ-4B Global Hawk, uniquely configured for the Navy and the maritime ISR domain. A contract is expected to be awarded later this year.

Keel-Laying Ceremony Held for Green Bay LPD 20

Corporation and the U.S. by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. sector's Avondale Operations in New Orleans, La. team efforts. LPD 20 will be home to another team –- the U.S. following a patrol gunboat that saw service in the 1970s. traditional beginning of construction of a ship. laid" according to Navy regulations. initial prefabrication work. Capt. Sean Stackley, U.S. manager, spoke to the Avondale shipbuilders present at the ceremony. ships," he said. we need them to serve for the next 40 years. shipbuilding at Avondale," said Dr. Philip A. Ship Systems president.

Radar Cross-Section Testing of DD(X) Deckhouse Completed

Built out of carbon fiber, the DD(X) integrated deckhouse test article, pictured here at China Lake, Calif., is a one-of-a-kind technology demonstrator consisting of the forward and aft sections of the deckhouse, including an aft face that is fully populated with antennas. The DD(X) National Team,led by Northrop Grumman Corporation, has reached another milestone by completing fabrication and radar cross-section testing on the integrated deckhouse test article. forward and aft sections of the deckhouse, including an aft face that is fully populated with antennas that were supplied by potential subcontractors. engineering development model confirm we continue to meet and exceed the planned targets and objectives," said Brian Cuccias, Northrop Grumman vice president and DD(X) program manager.

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