Northrop Grumman signed a MOU with Gilmour Space Technologies to support the development of Australian sovereign space capabilities. (Pictured from left to right: Adam Gilmour, co-founder and chief executive officer, Gilmour Space Technologies, and Chris Deeble, chief executive, Northrop Grumman Australia)
Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Assembly Line (IAL) features a variety of digital tools such as the automated drilling system (ADS) that drills and countersinks more than 5,000 precision holes on each F-35 center fuselage. In addition, ADS features its own self-inspection probe powered by data analytics and sensors to measure for precision.
An artist’s rendering of the Defense Support Program.