Northrop Grumman Expands Facilities in Colorado to Support Critical National Security Programs


BOULDER, Colo. – March 24, 2022 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) opened its newest building today in Longbow Park in Boulder to support the growth of its Overhead Persistent Infrared Exploitation (OPIR) and Advanced Mission Systems (AMS) programs. The expansion increases the company’s footprint in Colorado with added capabilities to help protect the nation and its allies.

Northrop Grumman Expands Facilities in Colorado to Support Critical National Security Programs
Northrop Grumman expands facilities in Colorado. Left to right: Beth Pitts-Madonna, vice president, Human Resources, Northrop Grumman; Pablo Pezzimenti, vice president, Integrated National Systems, Northrop Grumman; Scott Lee, vice president and general manager, Payload and Ground Systems, Northrop Grumman; Jeff Kraft, deputy director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development & International Trade; Tom Wilson, president, Space Systems, Northrop Grumman; Dianne Primavera, Lieutenant Governor of Colorado; Sarah Schellpfeller, vice president and chief technology officer, Northrop Grumman; Aaron Dann, vice president, Strategic Force Programs, Northrop Grumman; Calvin Pennamon, director, OPIR Exploitation Systems Operating Unit, Northrop Grumman; Joe Ahn, Manager, State & Local Affairs, Northrop Grumman; Mark Honnen, chief of staff to Lieutenant Governor.

“Today’s event is an investment in our employees, our customers and in the Boulder community,” said Calvin Pennamon, director, OPIR Exploitation Systems Operating Unit (OESOU), Northrop Grumman. “This expansion will create new jobs in the region while enhancing our ability to provide innovative solutions to our customers for missile warning and defense programs.”

With more than 400 employees currently on the campus, the new building includes a 23,680 square foot addition to the campus. The facility features a radio frequency research lab, includes green initiatives and gives Northrop Grumman added flexibility for future growth.

“The Aerospace ecosystem plays a critical role in Colorado's economy, and the Polis-Primavera Administration is committed to nurturing this dynamic, collaborative, and innovative industry,” said Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera. “This is an exciting investment from Northrop Grumman that will bring more high-paying jobs to the state, further solidifying our position as the country's number one aerospace employer per capita and epicenter for national security space.”

“Colorado is a leader in aerospace and defense technology, and Northrop Grumman is a major contributor to this critical industry in our state,” said Mayor of Boulder, Aaron Brockett. “Boulder is proud to be chosen for the expansion of this important campus, and we thank Northrop Grumman for continuing to invest in our community.”

Northrop Grumman is one of the leading aerospace and defense companies in Colorado, with more than 2,200 employees across the state supporting key customers including the U.S. Space Force, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the intelligence community.

To learn more about career opportunities at the Boulder campus, visit Northrop Grumman’s careers site.

Northrop Grumman is a technology company, focused on global security and human discovery. Our pioneering solutions equip our customers with capabilities they need to connect, advance and protect the U.S. and its allies. Driven by a shared purpose to solve our customers’ toughest problems, our 90,000 employees define possible every day.

Diane Pennington