SAN DIEGO, July 8, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) consolidated many operations in San Diego today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a 234,000-square-foot campus located on Spectrum Center Boulevard. The five-building complex will house approximately 850 employees and accommodate the company's expected growth.
Northrop Grumman is one of San Diego's largest defense contractors with more than 4,000 employees spread among customer sites, the new San Diego campus and other area facilities. All seven Northrop Grumman operating sectors have a presence in San Diego, and four will eventually be located at the new campus.
Highlighting today's ceremony were remarks by U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) 52nd Congressional District; U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA), 53rd Congressional District; Ron Roberts, fourth district supervisor, San Diego County Board of Supervisors; Ronald D. Sugar, chairman, chief executive officer and president, Northrop Grumman Corporation; Donald C. Winter, corporate vice president and president, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems; John Pettitt, Northrop Grumman corporate lead executive for San Diego; and James (Jim) Moxham, senior vice president, LNR Property Corporation.
"As a defense industry leader, Northrop Grumman has maintained a strong presence and commitment to San Diego," said Hunter. "The new campus development will ensure that Northrop has the platform to continue developing the highest quality products and I am pleased that a large portion of that development will take place here in San Diego."
The new campus includes offices, conference rooms, state-of-the-art system integration and research-and-development labs, demonstration centers, proposal centers, a manufacturing area and warehouse, a health and fitness center, an employee lounge and a full-service cafeteria.
In San Diego, Northrop Grumman develops and integrates command-and-control systems, information systems and networks essential for network-centric operations; manages the county's and city's 911 emergency-dispatch system and Web-based systems that help the U.S. Navy manage housing assets at its bases worldwide; builds unmanned aerial vehicles such as Global Hawk, Fire Scout, Hunter and the Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems; develops software-defined radios for next-generation military applications including systems for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the F/A-22 Raptor; and performs ship repair and maintenance for aircraft carriers, surface combatants and wide-deck amphibious ships.
Key customers include the Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR) in San Diego; the Navy Program Executive Officer Command Control Communications Computer & Intelligence & Space; the U.S. Air Force Electronics Systems Command; the U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command; and the Navy Center for Tactical Systems Interoperability.
"Today's ribbon-cutting signifies the consolidation of numerous operations here in San Diego and enables continued growth in this area," said Pettitt. "Our new facility will enhance the work we do here and allow for greater collaboration between Northrop Grumman's sectors that will help us to better serve our customers."
LNR Property Corporation broke ground on the facility in April 2004. Northrop Grumman currently occupies approximately 197,500-square-feet of office space housing approximately 650 employees. More employees are expected to relocate next spring when the final phase of construction is complete.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology. With more than 125,000 employees, and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.
CONTACT: Loren Days Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (703) 345-7802 email@example.com