Northrop Grumman in the UK

ARCWedgetail and Royal Air Force SentryIntegrated Platform ManagementIDENT1CUTLASSC4ISRE-3D Sentry AWACS

ARC

Airport Realtime Collaboration, resource optimisation for airports of all sizes

Wedgetail and Royal Air Force Sentry

Royal Australian Air Force’s Wedgetail AEW&C on display next to a Sentry E-3D AWACS at 2012 Waddington Air Show

Integrated Platform Management

Integrated Platform Management (IPMS) system on HMS Dauntless

IDENT1

High availability national fingerprint database system and computing infrastructure for UK Police Forces

CUTLASS

Next-generation unmanned ground vehicles for Explosive Ordnance Disposal.

C4ISR

Command and Control for PC (C2PC) and Interoperable C4I Services (ICS).

E-3D Sentry AWACS

Whole-life support for the RAF’s fleet of E-3D Sentry AWACS.

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

A Leader in Global Security

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber security, C4ISR, and logistics and modernisation to government and commercial customers worldwide.

With headquarters in Washington DC the company has annual sales of $26.5 billion (2012) and employees in 25 countries around the world.

In the UK, Northrop Grumman has a well-established presence and a significant footprint.  We work in partnership with governments, the Armed Forces, civil agencies and private sector companies around the world.

We are a key supplier on a number of operationally strategic programmes in the defence, security, information systems, aviation and public safety communications markets, providing a range of capabilities and technologies in support of the Armed Forces, emergency services and other civil organisations. These include the whole life support of the Sentry E-3D AWACS fleet, the Cutlass unmanned ground vehicle for explosive ordnance disposal operations, and the supply, maintenance and repair of aircraft infrared countermeasures systems. Northrop Grumman is a also a supplier on the F-35 Lightning II, Astute, Type 45 and QE Class carrier programmes.    

Northrop Grumman is also an industry leader in all aspects of computer network operations and cyber security and is at the forefront of the challenge to find innovative solutions that can effectively defend networks and offer protection across the entire cyber domain.

The UK is an important market for the company as a supplier base and a source for technology partners and Northrop Grumman's UK entities represent a major component of the company’s global business portfolio outside of the US.

We operate from sites across the UK and have facilities in Fareham, Coventry, Chester, Hendon, Market Deeping, New Malden as well as at RAF Waddington, and sustain employment for 5,000 people in the many SMEs and other companies who we work with as partners in the supply chain.

We maintain a strong focus on export business, an area important to our success, with sales into overseas markets from Northrop Grumman’s UK entities accounting for some 70% of our UK businesses.

Current Activities

Current UK programmes include:

  • NATO Cyber Security – Northrop Grumman, together with Finmeccanica, through SELEX Elsag and VEGA, is providing the NATO Computer Incident Response Capability (NCIRC), an extensive managed service which will provide cyber security and information assurance to around 50 NATO sites and headquarters throughout 28 countries worldwide.
  • Brunei C4ISR – Provision of Joint Operations Centre (JOC) command and control capability for the Royal Brunei Armed Forces including integrated C4ISR headquarters system and deployable JOC as well as training and in-country support.
  • E-3D Sentry AWACS Whole life support for the RAF’s fleet of E-3D Sentry airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft based at RAF Waddington
  • DIRCM – Supply, maintenance, repair (in strategic partnership with Selex) of Directional Infra-red Counter-Measure (DIRCM) systems installed on a range of RAF aircraft types
  • LAIRCM Support – In-service support for Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) that protect large fixed-wing transport and other aircraft 
  • CUTLASS – Development and manufacture of next generation unmanned ground vehicles for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)
  • IDENT 1 – Core systems integration and provision of the IDENT1 biometric identification service for the Police
  • London Ambulance – Design, development and implementation of the computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system for the London Ambulance Service to handle emergency calls and ambulance movements
  • Type 45 – Design, development, supply and through life support of the Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) for all Type 45 Destroyers
  • Astute, Queen Elizabeth Class – Integrated Bridge System for new aircraft carriers and the IPMS for Astute
  • Air Traffic Management – Air traffic control voice communications and nationwide ground-to-air communications system for airports and air traffic service providers around the world.
  • NATO Command & Control Systems – Hardware and software support to  NATO C3 Agency for the Maritime Command and Control Information System (MCCIS) installed in NATO maritime headquarters
  • C4I – Command and Control for PC (C2PC) and Interoperable C4I Services (ICS) used in 40-countries with 100,000 users. User interface/core functionality for MoD’s Joint Operations Command System (JOCS) and Royal Navy Command Support System (RNCSS)
  • Cybersecurity – Partner with BT developing a cybersecurity test range under the Technology Strategy Board funded SATURN research programme. Northrop Grumman will build the cyber test range at its Fareham facility.  

Where We Are

Northrop Grumman UK operates from locations across the UK in Fareham, Cheltenham, Coventry, Chester, Hendon, Market Deeping and New Malden as well as at RAF Waddington providing avionics, air traffic communications systems, airport systems, electronic warfare systems, marine navigation systems, C4I solutions and mission planning, aircraft whole life support, unmanned ground vehicles, IT systems, cyber security and software development.

Northrop Grumman in the UK Chester RAF Waddington Coventry Peterborough Hendon London New Malden Fareham

1. LONDON
UK and Europe corporate headquarters and the centre for all UK and European business development activities.

2. CHESTER
Repair and maintenance facility for laser-based Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure (LAIRCM) systems and lamp-based Directional Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) systems, currently installed on many RAF aircraft types. More

3. COVENTRY
Engineering technical centre for the development and production of unmanned ground vehicles for explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) and advanced robotic solutions for use in hazardous environments. More

4. FAREHAM
Mission planning, tactical data links and battle space awareness solutions, integration of complex, mission-enabling systems, cybersecurity and services for defence, intelligence and government markets. Specialises in the development of C4ISR solutions.

5. NEW MALDEN
Marine navigation systems and radars, Naval and marine integrated bridge systems and integrated platform management systems. Repair and maintenance facility for Royal Navy’s inertial navigation systems. More

6. PETERBOROUGH
Integrated airspace communication, navigation and surveillance solutions, including complete air traffic control systems. More

7. RAF WADDINGTON
Whole Life Support Programme, including aircraft maintenance and design engineering support services, for the RAF’s fleet of Sentry E-3D AirborneWarning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft. More

8. HENDON
Operations facility and data centre for the system integration and provision of the IDENT1 biometric identification service for the Police. More 

9. CHELTENHAM
Cyber intelligence operations support facility.

Capabilities

Northrop Grumman has a wide range of capabilities.

We deliver mission-enabling command and control and missile defence systems, large scale intelligence information systems, surveillance aircraft that use advanced radars to track air and ground activity, electronic systems that defend aircraft against missile threats, and build and maintain conventional and nuclear naval ships and submarines.

Our information systems are used for national security applications and to enhance government services.

We offer a range of capabilities in the UK:

  • Through life capability management
  • Large scale systems integration
  • IR countermeasures for military and large commercial aircraft
  • Electro-optic systems for the Armed Forces
  • Advanced targeting sensors
  • Mine warfare and countermeasures
  • EW test evaluation and training
  • Intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) systems
  • Unmanned ground vehicles for hazardous environments
  • Command and control solutions for defence and security applications
  • Identity management
  • Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear detection
  • C4I, mission planning, tactical data links and battle space awareness solutions
  • Cyber security and information assurance
  • Air traffic control and air defence communications systems
  • Naval systems and maritime security

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Company Details

NORTHROP GRUMMAN UK LIMITED
CLAREVILLE HOUSE
OXENDON STREET
LONDON SW1Y 4EL
Registered in England Company No.: 05989428

PARK AIR SYSTEMS LIMITED
NORTHFIELDS
MARKET DEEPING
PETERBOROUGH
CAMBS
PE6 8UE
Registered in England Company No.: 01951792

REMOTEC UK LIMITED
UNIT 5 QUINN CLOSE
MANOR PARK
COVENTRY
WEST MIDLANDS
CV3 4LH
Registered in England Company No.: 03958799

NORTHROP GRUMMAN SPERRY MARINE LIMITED
BURLINGTON HOUSE
118 BURLINGTON ROAD
NEW MALDEN
SURREY
KT3 4NR
Registered in England Company No.: 03879775