Our Global Presence

Our Global Presence

David Perry David Perry, Corporate Vice President and Chief Global Business Development Officer, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Building on Success

A key element of Northrop Grumman’s growth is its commitment to the global marketplace. The company has a range of industry-leading capabilities available for markets around the world and sells products and services to customers in 25 nations.

Northrop Grumman has a well-established global presence outside the United States and maintains an extensive network of regional offices and local businesses serving customers in key markets in Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions.

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Northrop Grumman's Global Presence

By Region

Andrew Tyler Andrew Tyler, Chief Executive UK and Europe, Northrop Grumman Corporation


Northrop Grumman has a well-established presence in Europe with more than 2,000 employees in the UK, France, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway and Belgium.  

United Kingdom

The UK is Northrop Grumman’s largest international customer and remains a critically important market for the company as a supplier base and a source for technology partners. The company has a heritage of operating in the UK that spans 100 years. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com/uk.

Northrop Grumman’s UK-based businesses play a key role in supporting the UK armed forces as well as developing security and resilience capabilities for the UK. Our UK businesses are also significant exporters to countries around the world.

Northrop Grumman operates from eight primary locations in the UK, providing avionics, air traffic communication systems, unmanned ground systems, electronic warfare systems, marine navigation systems, C4I civil and security, C4I defence, cyber security, aircraft whole life support, IT systems and software development.


Northrop Grumman has been established in Germany since 1961 and has facilities in Freiburg and Hamburg.

Northrop Grumman LITEF, based in Freiburg, is a leader in the development and manufacture of navigation and reference systems for air, land and maritime applications for military and civilian customers around the world. Northrop Grumman LITEF is a world leader in fibre-optic gyro systems and has produced and delivered more than 64,000 systems customers. Please visit www.northropgrumman.litef.com.

Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine has its mainland Europe facility in Hamburg, and provides smart navigation and ship control solutions for the international marine industry together with customer service and support.  Please visit www.sperrymarine.northropgrumman.com.


Northrop Grumman has been operating from its Pomezia facility near Rome in Italy since 1961 and today Northrop Grumman Italia specializes in the design, development and production of a range of integrated navigation systems. Primarily used in avionics and tactical applications, its products are also for naval and land applications and include Inertial Navigation Systems (INS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Air Data Sensors (ADS) and Magnetic Sensor Units (MSU). Please visit www.northropgrumman.it.


Northrop Grumman’s SOLYSTIC subsidiary is a major player in the postal sorting market and has built its reputation as an industry leader in the field of mail sorting machines and character recognition technology. It has supplied postal handling systems in 25-countries on all five continents. SOLYSTIC is based in Gentilly, Paris and at Bourg les Valences near Lyons. Please visit www.solystic.com.


Northrop Grumman has offices across the Asia Pacific region including Australia, Republic of Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and India.

Ian Irving Ian Irving, Chief Executive for Australia, Northrop Grumman Corporation


In Australia, Northrop Grumman has a strong customer base and has been supporting a variety of both defence and civil programs for more than 20 years. It is a key supplier in the defence, security, information systems, and public safety communications markets providing a range of capabilities and technologies including as a key subcontractor for the Wedgetail AEW&C, F-35 Lightning II, and the FA/18 Super Hornet programs. The company was recently awarded a contract to build a cyber-test range for the University of New South Wales and Canberra campus at the Australian Defence Force Academy. Further expanding and solidifying the company’s presence in Australia, particularly in cyber security.

Northrop Grumman continues to expand and strengthen its presence in Australia, through acquisitions and local industry partnerships. In addition to the 2014 acquisition of Qantas Defence Services (now Integrated Defence Services, or IDS), Northrop Grumman acquired in M5 Network Security in 2012, a Canberra-based provider of cyber security and secure mobile communications to Australian military and intelligence organizations.

Northrop Grumman announced the appointment of Ian Irving as chief executive for Australia in 2013. In this position, he plays a leading role in supporting the company's current programs, developing strategies for growth and identifying new business opportunities for the company's activities in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. Read more.


Northrop Grumman has a long history in Japan dating back to the late 1950s when the first aircraft used by the Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) were the Grumman Avenger used for maritime patrol, Albatross used for search and rescue, and Tracker for anti-submarine warfare. This close partnership with Japan continues today with Northrop Grumman providing support to all the major branches of the JSDF on a range of defense, security and information systems programs.

Republic of Korea

Northrop Grumman remains committed to a strong partnership with Republic of Korea’s Ministry of National Defense.  With an office in Seoul since 1991, Northrop Grumman has a history of successful programs with the Republic of Korea (ROK) government.  Some of our most significant products in the ROK include the APG-68 Fire Control Radar (FCR) on KF-16, MESA radar on Peace Eye, Internal Countermeasures System (ICS) on the F-15K, APN-241 all-weather radars on the upgraded C-130 platform, legacy F-5 fighter jets and support to the Korean Air and Missile Defense (KAMD) program.


Doug Raaberg Doug Raaberg, Chief Executive for the United Arab Emirates, Northrop Grumman Corporation

United Arab Emirates

Northrop Grumman has had a strong partnership with the United Arab Emirates for more than 25 years and has been a leading supplier providing a range of capabilities and technologies in defense, security, and communications. Northrop Grumman is a key subcontractor for the UAE Air Force F-16 Block 60 Desert Falcon, the prime contractor offering the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye and is offering a range of solutions for cyber security, C4ISR, logistics, and unmanned systems.

In 2013, Northrop Grumman announced the appointment of Douglas Raaberg as the UAE chief executive in the company’s Corporate office in Abu Dhabi. In this position, he plays a leading role in supporting the company's current programmes, developing strategies for growth and identifying new business opportunities for the company in the UAE and the Gulf Cooperation Countries.

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Walid Abukhaled His Excellency Walid Abukhaled, Chief Executive for Saudi Arabia, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Northrop Grumman has been in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for more than three decades, where it first sold the F-5 Tiger tactical fighter jet to the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF). In addition to providing a range of capabilities and technologies in defense, security, and communications, Northrop Grumman has been heavily involved in the training and development of the Saudi military personnel, most notably providing technical services for the Ministry of the National Guard and Longbow Fire Control Radars (FCRs) for the AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter.

In 2014, Northrop Grumman announced the appointment of Walid Abukhaled as chief executive Saudi Arabia. In this position, he is responsible for leading the company's operations in the Kingdom, accelerating growth and exploring opportunities for public-private partnerships. Prior to joining the company he was Deputy Minister for Industrial Affairs at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in Riyadh.

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