SUFFOLK, Va., April 3, 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) recently moved into its new three-story, 30,000 square-foot building at 8030 Harbour View Drive, where the company will continue to support joint military training.
The new facility will be staffed by up to 85 employees, including simulation and communications engineers. The company will consolidate approximately 60 employees from three existing offices in the area and intends to hire up to 25 simulation systems engineers in the coming months. Among other things, Northrop Grumman employees in the Suffolk area support the Joint Forces Command's Joint Warfighting Center, which provides realistic, cost-effective training for joint forces.
Located near Joint Forces Command and in a major growth area for military training and simulation, the new building includes a state-of-the-art simulation and communications laboratory, which will provide research, development and integration for training and communications projects throughout the United States.
"This facility centralizes numerous Northrop Grumman activities that were previously scattered throughout the local area and the country. It directly augments collaboration among many projects, accelerating development and enhancing effectiveness in a location at the heart of future joint warfighting capabilities," said Keith Beavers, vice president of Northrop Grumman's Advanced Warfighting Solutions business unit and corporate lead executive for the U.S. Joint Forces Command customer. "The level of cooperation between Northrop Grumman, the city of Suffolk and its agencies and Suffolk Towers LLC, the building owner, has made this a most pleasant enterprise. We look forward to a long and prosperous future in Suffolk."
With approximately 33,000 employees across the state, Northrop Grumman is the largest private employer in Virginia. The company recently opened a new office in Charlottesville and expects soon to officially open a new facility on Wallops Island.
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