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Northrop Grumman Corporation, headquartered
in Los Angeles, Calif., is a leading designer, systems integrator and manufacturer
of military surveillance and combat aircraft, defense electronics and systems,
airspace management and information systems, marine propulsion, precision
weapons and commercial and military aerostructures.
Northrop Grumman was formed in 1994 when Northrop Corporation acquired Grumman Corporation. Also in 1994, the company completed the acquisition of Vought Aircraft, a major producer of military and commercial aerostructures. Northrop Grumman acquired the defense and electronics systems business of Westinghouse Electric Corporation in 1996. The company employs more than 47,000 people.
Northrop Grumman reported 1995 sales of $6.8 billion.
The company is organized into five divisions: Electronic Sensors and Systems Division, Baltimore, Md.; Electronics and Systems Integration Division, Bethpage, N.Y.; Military Aircraft Systems Division, El Segundo, Calif.; Commercial Aircraft Division, Dallas, Tex., and Data Systems and Services Division, Herndon, Va. Another major Northrop Grumman organization is the Advanced Technology and Development Center, based in Pico Rivera, Calif.
Northrop Grumman plays a major role in many of the world's most advanced weapons systems and technologies.