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2014-04-10 16:20:32

U.S. Navy, Northrop Grumman and industry recognized for outstanding achievement in aeronautics ARLINGTON, Va., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) has selected the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D) team to receive the 2013 Robert J. Collier Trophy, aviation's highest honor. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO A photo accompanying this release is available at...

2014-04-01 12:22:43

Full-scale model of record-setting X-47B UCAS to be on display in National Harbor FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) will highlight new ways to reduce costs and improve the performance of current and future U.S. Navy systems during media briefings planned for the Navy League's 2014 Sea-Air-Space Exposition. The annual event will be held April 7-9 at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center, National Harbor, Md....

2014-03-07 16:20:18

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy's X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS), built by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), has won a Laureate Award for "extraordinary achievements" in Aeronautics and Propulsion. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO A photo accompanying this release is available at http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=24009. Aviation Week, the industry's largest information and services provider,...

2014-02-21 16:20:21

Short film celebrates how Mojave has become the focal point of the emerging commercial spaceflight industry LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A new short film has been released that celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit of the pioneers and companies that are reshaping the aviation and aerospace industry at the Mojave Air & Space Port in Mojave, California. The short film - Mojave Air & Space Port: The Modern Day Kitty Hawk - is produced and directed by Tara...

2013-11-15 12:20:44

PHOENIX, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) programs have received Program Excellence awards from Aviation Week for being among the top-performers in the aerospace and defense industry. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) Photos accompanying this release are available at http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=22249. The awards are "the industry's greatest honor for strong program performance with...

2013-11-12 23:23:11

Philip M. Saunders, retired Engineering Director of the Northrop Grumman Corporation and Leland Malcolm Nicolai, PhD, Fellow Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, were honored with the SAE International Clarence L. (Kelly) Johnson Aerospace Vehicle Design and Development Award during the SAE 2013 AeroTech Congress and Exhibition held recently in Montreal, Canada. Warrendale, PA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Philip M. Saunders, retired Engineering Director of the Northrop Grumman Corporation...

2013-11-01 16:20:34

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) today announced Scaled Composites Test Pilot Mark "Forger" Stucky has earned the Society of Experimental Test Pilots' (SETP) Iven C. Kincheloe Award for outstanding professional accomplishment in the conduct of flight testing. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) SETP presented the award to Stucky Sept. 28. The award, established in 1958, honors the memory of test...

2013-07-11 08:20:24

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney's F100-PW-220U engine and exhaust system recently powered the first ever carrier-based catapult launch, touch and go, and arrested landing of Northrop Grumman's X-47B flight test aircraft for the U.S. Navy's Unmanned Combat Air System Carrier Demonstration (UCAS-D) program. The historic events took place aboard the USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CV 77) off the coast of Virginia. Pratt & Whitney is a United...

2013-07-10 20:21:09

X-47B makes history, lands on deck of the USS George H.W. Bush NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the U.S. Navy have completed the first arrested landing of the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) carrier demonstration aircraft on the deck of the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) The Northrop Grumman-built aircraft landed at 12:23 p.m....

2013-05-14 20:20:13

Event marks first catapult launch of an unmanned aircraft from a ship NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the U.S. Navy today launched a new chapter in the history of unmanned systems - carrier-capable unmanned aircraft - by successfully catapulting the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator from the deck of the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77). (Logo:...