Northrop Grumman in the UK

Northrop Grumman in the UK

Northrop Grumman UK is a growing British business, wholeheartedly committed to supporting the defence and national security of the United Kingdom and its allies.

We have a proven track record of delivering advanced solutions to the defence, space and security community, working together to solve their hardest challenges across every domain.

We are an industry leader in solutions that harness the latest in data science, machine learning and secure cloud transformation technology, delivered at pace and scale. Drawing on our global scale, we deliver integrated Information Advantage solutions as the key mission-winning discriminator and we are resolutely dedicated to creating, securing and exploiting this for our customers.

Operating from more than ten sites across the UK, we sustain employment for more than 5,000 people in the many British SMEs and partners in our supply chain. As a British business we are committed to generating long-term prosperity and social value in the UK, investing in advanced R&D, sovereign IP and exportable solutions driving the creation of high-quality jobs.

Northrop Grumman in the UK

Our Commitment to Social Value

At Northrop Grumman, we are privileged and trusted to support some of the UK’s most critical defence and security programmes. This trust is earned through assured delivery, our adherence to our values, and a steadfast commitment to the sustainable development of lasting social value.

Commitment to social value is ingrained in our business and our people. Our focus on building a world-class culture begins with creating high quality jobs that attract the most diverse talent from across the UK and providing them with an engaging and supportive workplace that encourages innovation and excellence.

We know that delivering social value requires more than just a commitment – it demands taking responsibility and action to create lasting effect.

Across the UK our people develop solutions that have a positive impact on the way we work and the communities in which we work. From our senior Leadership to our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) we are always challenging ourselves to do better.  

Our ERGs help us to be better stewards of the environment and build and support a diverse and equitable company in the UK defence and security sector. Our partnerships with charities, SMEs and universities develop and encourage young people, increase the UK’s STEM skills base, support innovation and create inspiring career opportunities.

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Careers in the UK

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Education Partnerships

UK Capabilities:

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UK Cyber & Intelligence

Northrop Grumman in the UK brings modern software development approaches and blends these with a rich heritage and experience in the defence and security sectors.

We deliver solutions that harness the latest in data science, machine learning and secure cloud transformation and deliver to customers at pace and scale (Agile) adopting a highly collaborative style towards continuous integration and delivery (DevSecOps).

Our approach helps our customers to solve some of their most challenging problems and, in turn, helps to keep the UK safe countering threats from a variety of adversaries of different sophistications.

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Integrated Bridge and Navigation Systems

Northrop Grumman’s advanced marine technology is relied on by our customers for safe navigation and multi-mission support capabilities. Our Integrated Platform Management Systems provide real time monitoring, control and diagnostics of the status of a vessel and all its machinery.

Our defence tailored Integrated Bridge System seamlessly combines data from nautical sensors and military applications for optimal situational awareness, navigation and C4ISR. 

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Command and Control (C2)

Based on our world-leading Interoperable C4I Services (ICS) and Command and Control Personal Computer (C2PC) software, Northrop Grumman has powered the core C2 systems for the UK MoD and NATO for over 25 years. ICS provides an open architecture and a unique set of capabilities to facilitate the creation, visualization and distribution of the Common Operating Picture critical to multi-domain and joint operations. Our web-based C2 solutions create a foundation for the next-generation of Agile C2 systems that will enhance decision-making through service-based incorporation of new data sources. This agility will allow the integration with emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

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F-35 Lightning II

More than any aircraft that has gone before, the game-changing F-35 Lightning II is designed to be a node in the combat environment. The halo of connectivity that it provides ensures its ISTAR collector, strike, and ground support capabilities are second to none.

As a principal partner for the F-35 not only do we provide much of the aircraft’s situational awareness, but also through our provision of the aircraft’s communications and battlespace networks capability, no-one is better placed to integrate F-35 into the battlespace. (Photo credit: Lockheed Martin)

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Supply, maintenance and repair (in strategic partnership with Selex) of Directional Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) systems installed on a range of RAF aircraft types.

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LAIRCM Support

In-service support for Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) that protect large fixed-wing transport and other aircraft. (Photo credit: UK Ministry of Defence © Crown copyright 2014)

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Northrop Grumman’s major programmes supporting NATO include NATO AGS, the NATO Cyber Incident Response Capability and the NATO Maritime Command and Control Information System.

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UK MilSatCom

Northrop Grumman is a leader in space with mission expertise dating back to the dawn of the space age, giving us a unique perspective to know what it takes to protect the warfighter and preserve freedom. Our legacy of excellence provides partners with a true strategic advantage in the modern-day space race. We support our allies across the globe on a variety of defense and commercial systems and intend on continuing this allyship with the United Kingdom. We have the expertise, partnerships, and dedication to address the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) requirements for a military satellite communication system and are dedicated to advancing global space security infrastructure.

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First Northrop Grumman MESA Sensor Installed for Royal Air Force E-7 Wedgetail Fleet

First Northrop Grumman MESA Sensor Installed for Royal Air Force E-7 Wedgetail Fleet

Federal IT Modernization and Sustainment

Trusting AI With Defence – It’s Not About Killer Robots

This podcast discusses the reality of AI in defence and the standards of security and ethics applied in developing this technology responsibly.

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Northrop Grumman in the UK Supports Astute Submarines for UK Royal Navy

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Northrop Grumman in the UK Signs Armed Forces Covenant Supporting Armed Forces Personnel

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Northrop Grumman in the UK Joins Cheltenham Cyber Hub for High Tech Collaboration

Northrop Grumman Bolsters Support for Youth Education Through Increased Funding for Jon Egging Trust  

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Leonardo and Northrop Grumman Join Forces on Future Rotorcraft UAS Opportunities

Northrop Grumman Awarded UK Ministry of Defence C2 Digital Enterprise Agreement

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Northrop Grumman Joint Threat Emitter Deployed in Support of UK-Led Joint Warrior Exercise

Northrop Grumman Helps to Improve Cyber Resilience in Greater Manchester


Northrop Grumman host Women in Science and Engineering Young Professionals Board (WYPB) Meeting

Northrop Grumman host Women in Science and Engineering Young Professionals Board (WYPB) Meeting

Northrop Grumman in the UK joins The 5% Club

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Northrop Grumman UK Joins Forces with the AFBE-UK to Widen Access to Engineering Careers

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Our new intake of graduates and interns joining us in September 2022 is our largest intake yet 

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Join us at Space-Comm Expo on 7 & 8 September, when Robert Hauge will be talking about satellite life extension and resiliency in geostationary orbit

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Join us for the Space at Southampton Conference on 28 September 22. A free event to learn how researchers are helping to reach and explore space.


Northrop Grumman and Airbus Sign MOU to Partner on Future United Kingdom Military Satellite Communications

Northrop Grumman in the UK partners with Black Codher to boost black female tech skills and employment


Announcement: High-flying students compete for place on aerospace residential

UK Reports and Statements

Northrop Grumman UK Carbon Reduction Plan

Anti-Human Trafficking and Slavery Statement

Northrop Grumman UK Ltd. Gender Pay Gap Report

Northrop Grumman Corporation United Kingdom Tax Strategy

Northrop Grumman UK Ltd. 2020 Section 172(1) Statement

Northrop Grumman UK Ltd. 2019 Section 172(1) Statement

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Nick Chaffey is the chief executive for Northrop Grumman in the U.K. and Europe. In this position he supports the company’s current programmes, develops strategies for growth and identifies new business opportunities for the company’s activities in the U.K. and Europe, including NATO countries. Chaffey has more than 25 years of experience in the defence and security industry. He joined Northrop Grumman from PA Consulting Group where he was the founder and lead for PA’s Global Defence and Security Business, and previously the Global Head of Consulting Services. Prior to that he spent six years in the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors at the Ministry of Defence.