NOC - Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman Holding Company (NYSE: NOC) was started by designer John K. “Jack” Northrop in 1939, incorporated under the name Northrop Aircraft Incorporated, which was based in Hawthorne, California.
The company develops products and services in regard to the aerospace, electronics, and shipbuilding industries in the United States, serving the defense sector.
Operations are in four major businesses: The Mission Systems, Information Technology, Technical Services and Integrated Systems and Space Technology.
Key acquisitions through the years include Teledyne Ryan, Litton Industries, Newport News Shipbuilding and TRW.
The company is based in Los Angeles, California, although it announced recently it is looking to relocate its headquarters to Washington, DC area in order to be closer to its customers.
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