Tag: Northrop Grumman

Japan To Get Surveillance Drones Provided By Northrop Grumman

Reading Time: 1 minute Pentagon announced that Northrop Grumman has won a $130 million contract to provide Japan with three Global Hawk drones. Northrop Grumman has received a contract valued at more than $130 million to provide Japan with three Global Hawk drones, the US Defense Department said in a press release. “Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, San Diego, California, […]

Northrop Grumman To Acquire Orbital ATK For US$9.2bn

Reading Time: 1 minute Northrop Grumman Corporation, a leading global security company, and Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, have entered into a definitive agreement under which Northrop Grumman will acquire Orbital ATK for approximately US$7.8bn in cash, plus the assumption of US$1.4bn in net debt. Orbital ATK shareholders will receive all-cash consideration of US$134.50 […]

U.S. Air Force Authorises Extended Life For F-16

Reading Time: 1 minute The F-16 Falcon will live to fight another day, or at least another 4,000 hours, according to the US Air Force and Lockheed Martin. The USAF authorized extending the F-16’s service life from its original 8,000 flight hours to 12,000 flight hours, a 12 April Lockheed release states. After performing SLEP modifications, the service will […]

Northrop’s New Combat Drone Could Outclass F/A-18 and F-35

Reading Time: 3 minutes TERN drone for the Navy could be an even bigger deal than we initially thought. One year ago, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) tapped Northrop Grumman to build it a TERN prototype, capable of launching from and landing on small naval warships. Just six months later, before TERN had even conducted its first […]

Boeing-Saab T-X Trainer Jet Will Soon Soar in First Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute After completing nearly 1,200 test points, the Boeing-Saab T-X training jet is on pace to make its first flight before the end of the year. The T-X trainer finished up its afterburner engine tests last week, Defense News reports, and just a few substantial tests stand between now and the plane’s inaugural flight. Next, the […]