senza-titolo-31Northrop Grumman Italia is the Italian subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation, specialised in military navigation solutions.

Established as Litton Italia in 1961, operations started with the manufacturing, assembly and repair of the LN-3 Inertial Platform at Pomezia’s premises.

It became part of Northrop Grumman in 2001.

In the early 70s, as a proof of the technology know-how acquired by the company, Litton Italia was been awarded the design and development of the Tornado Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS).

Since then the company has been increasing its operation spectrum and has been an international player in the military navigation arena. MRCA Tornado, Eurofighter Typhoon, AW-101, H-60 are just some of the platforms which rely on the performance of Northrop Grumman Italia’s navigation equipment.

Northrop Grumman Italia is also experienced in maritime navigation, being selected as prime-contractor in all domestic military programs for surface and underwater naval vessels.

Fibre optic gyro based navigation systems for the US Army Black Hawk fleet, the new generation INS for the Eurofighter and, lately the M346 Advanced trainer are just a few of our recent programmes.

The Company’s expertise is based on unique capabilities to integrate the latest navigation related technology into solutions for the most diverse range of applications and customers. Northrop Grumman Italia’s navigation systems can be found on board of European and worldwide platforms in countries ranging from the US to Japan.


Northrop Grumman Italia’s customers include military forces, aircraft and helicopter manufacturers and global system integrators.

We are standard equipment on the U.S. Army H-60 and worldwide EH-101 fleet. We are also standard equipment on missiles programs including FSAF/SAMP-T, Aster 15/30 and IRIS-T.

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Currently Northrop Grumman Italia has 200 employees and occupies a modern 224.000 sq. feet facility encompassing engineering labs, manufacturing lines, warehouse and office space.

Year after year Northrop Grumman Italia is constantly confirming its success and expanding its reputation and expertise in the international marketplace by designing, developing and manufacturing complex navigation solutions for air and land applications with a high degree of customisation.

Northrop Grumman Italia is a long-time member of AIAD (Italian Aerospace & Defence Industries Association) and UIR (Roman Industries Association).

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Northrop Grumman is among the leading defence and security suppliers in Europe with more than 2,200 employees and significant long-established businesses in the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands. We offer the best of our U.S. and European R&D and technology to deliver solutions that help solve our customer’s’ defence and security challenges.

Calling on our global experience and 100-year European heritage, we provide everything from satellite payloads, to maritime command and control systems, synthetic training, special mission aircraft, land vehicle maintenance, repair and overhaul, unmanned air systems, tactical communications and much more for our European customers. We may not always be visible, but Northrop Grumman’s technology is all pervasive, as is our commitment to building strong European businesses to serve our customers for the long-term.

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