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Northrop Grumman in Northridge to Develop Missile System

Northrop Grumman Corp. has received a contract from the Pentagon to develop the Stand-in Attack Weapon missile system.

Northrop Grumman Corp. has received a contract from the Pentagon to develop the Stand-in Attack Weapon missile system.

The $2 million contract is for three months and includes follow-on options. Northrop is one of three defense companies competing on the missile system, which will be launched from an F-35A aircraft.

The work on the missile system, abbreviated SiAW, will be performed at the Northridge facility of the aerospace and defense contractor, based in West Falls Church, Va.

Mary Petryszyn, president of Northrop Grumman Defense Systems, said that the company has a proven history of developing and rapidly delivering long range, highly capable and survivable weapons.

“We continue to advance our offering to stay ahead of threats and help ensure our mission-enabling capability will be technologically mature, tested and affordable,” Petryszyn said in a statement.

Northrop Grumman has invested to test its missile design, which meets U.S. Air Force requirements for SiAW and other programs. Harnessing in-house digital engineering capabilities, Northrop Grumman is completing preparations to launch its missile this year, the company said in a release.

The Northrop SiAW missile system employs the Navy’s Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range missile system’s engineering and manufacturing development and integration work on the F-35 aircraft. The work on the AARGM-ER is also done in Northridge.

 

Joel Russel
Joel Russel
Joel Russell joined the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2006 as a reporter. He transferred to sister publication San Fernando Valley Business Journal in 2012 as managing editor. Since he assumed the position of editor in 2015, the Business Journal has been recognized four times as the best small-circulation tabloid business publication in the country by the Alliance of Area Business Publishers. Previously, he worked as senior editor at Hispanic Business magazine and editor of Business Mexico.

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