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Northrop Grumman in Grand Sky

Northrop Grumman in Grand Sky

Defining Possible in North Dakota

Grand Sky is a premier, innovative, one-of-a-kind site that specializes in Aircraft Operations, Mission Engineering, Integrated Logistics, and Software Sustainment. The facility is in Emerado, North Dakota and exists under a Joint Use Agreement between the Grand Forks Air Force Base and Grand Forks County. The Grand Sky facility works closely with local academia, economic development, and government and military customers to provide quality products that support the autonomous industry.

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Key Programs

  • Global Hawk
  • Sky Range
  • Sentinel/GBSD

Why do Employees like Working in Grand Sky?

Our primary strength is our diverse and inclusive team of world-class employees who support cutting-edge national defense missions while engaging with and giving back to our community.  Not only one of the most visible high technology employers in North Dakota — Grand Sky is a great place to have fun while making a difference and building a successful career!

The Grand Forks region is home to the nation’s most robust unmanned and autonomous systems ecosystem — known as “Silidrone Valley”.  This incredible autonomous systems ecosystem is comprised of the Research Institute for Autonomous Systems and first UAS pilot undergraduate program at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks Air Force Base – Home of the RQ-4 Global Hawk, the first statewide beyond visual line of site network (Vantis), The Northern Plains UAS Test Site, The Hive UAS Tech Accelerator, and the first UAS Business and Aviation Park – Grand Sky – which is anchored by Northrop Grumman!

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Life in Grand Forks

Grand Forks offers small town security with big city flair.  We’ve been named one of the best small US cities, a Top 100 place to live, one of the best college towns, one of the best cities to buy a home, and one of the best counties for young professionals!  Plus the area offers clean fresh air, welcoming neighborhoods, miles of parks and trails, a vibrant art scene, and activities for all ages. 

We know you’ll feel right at home in Grand Forks, because the area is filled with friendlier people, livelier events, and cooler amenities.  So, dive into the Grand Forks lifestyle and see what makes our community “Way Cooler than You Think!”.

Why Join Northrop Grumman?

Northrop Grumman employees are Defining Possible every day through science, technology and engineering. We are 95,000 people – with careers in all areas: air, cyber, land, sea and space – working as one to defend and define the future.

Work/Life Balance

Many sites have 9/80 days, telework, flexible scheduling, and generous paid time off. Indeed named Northrop Grumman a top 10 company for work/life bala…

Who We Are

Ranked on DiversityInc’s annual list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity since 2010, we recruit top talent with traditional and non-traditional backgroun…


We have 95,000 employees in all 50 states in the US and 21 countries worldwide.

Extensive Benefits

We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, me…

In the Community

From the environment to STEM education to philanthropy, we’re committed to the community. We encourage and enable our employees to volunteer in meaningful activ…


Our employees’ commitment to quality combined with our leadership’s commitment to workplace environment and diversity has resulted in many significant accol…

Diversity and Inclusion at Northrop Grumman

Creating a work force and a workplace that values diversity and fosters inclusion is pivotal to promoting innovation and increasing productivity and profitability.

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Learn more about Life at Northrop Grumman

Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

The unique work environment at Northrop Grumman includes these important elements: creativity, collaboration, agility, and busting through silos and barriers. We operate across domains, disciplines, and national boundaries. Our teams rapidly deliver capabilities to our warfighters to defend our nation and our allies.

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