Defining Possible – Innovation and Advanced Technology

Defining Possible

Welcome to the technology of tomorrow

At Northrop Grumman, we pioneer technologies and break new boundaries to protect and advance humanity as we know it. From deep sea to outer space to cyber space, we are defining possible at the edge of every frontier.

A Pioneering Vision for the Future

Our teams are exploring burgeoning research areas and creating revolutionary technology that will not only power the mission but also connect, advance and protect the U.S. and its allies. No matter what the future holds, the greater the problem, the more prepared we are to help solve it.

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Engineering Marvel: The JWST Mega Sunshield Takes its Shape

Imagine having to squeeze an enormous mirror and a sunshield that’s the size of a tennis court into a rocket ship. This is the reality of an intricate deploymen…

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AI Ethics: Building Security and Responsibility into Intelligent Systems

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Using Automation and Robotics in Advanced Aircraft Production

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Neuromorphic Cameras Provide a Vision of the Future

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Aquatic Agility: Repurposing Wastewater as an Ultra-Pure Resource


Digital Engineering and Human Factors: Designing HALO

Technology Makes the Impossible Possible

Our engineers aren’t satisfied with the status quo. They push the boundaries of physics and stretch the limits of what technology can achieve. As leaders in the digital transformation of aerospace and defense, we make the most of collaborative digital tools and model-based systems engineering. We’re pushing emerging technology out of the lab and into the real world, providing unprecedented outcomes for our customers.

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Portals to Space

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Going DA/RC A Bright Future for Battlefield Management

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The Brains Behind Military Electronics

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The Additive Advantage: 3D Printing Parts for Aircraft

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Defense AI Technology is Worlds Apart From Commercial AI

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Hitting a Bullet with a Bullet: Counter Hypersonic Systems

Our Visionaries are Forging a New Path Together

At Northrop Grumman, the brightest minds come together to push the boundaries and define possible. We foster a culture of inclusive innovation, where pioneering isn’t about the few, it’s about the many. Here, the whole truly is greater than the sum of its parts. Our problem solvers are purpose-driven, from advancing national security to answering the greatest mysteries of the universe.

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SharkSat Scales Up to Deliver Advanced Technology Demonstration

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Creating Force Multipliers

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How Do You Test Hypersonic Systems?