About Us

Northrop Grumman Italia is the is the Italian Subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, specializing in PNT (Position Navigation and Timing) solutions for Airborne, Land, Space, and Missile applications.


Research, development, engineering, production maintenance and customer support of military navigation solutions and avionics for any domain.


Originally established as Litton Italia in 1961, the business began with the production, assembly and repair of the LN-3 Inertial Platform at the Pomezia site.

It joined Northrop Grumman in 2001.

In the early 1970s, as proof of the technological expertise acquired by the company, Litton Italia was awarded the design and development of the Tornado Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS). Since then, the company has expanded its operational spectrum and has been an international leader in military navigation. MRCA Tornado, Eurofighter Typhoon, AW-101, H-60, M-346 are just some of the platforms that rely on the performance of Northrop Grumman Italia’s navigation equipment. Northrop Grumman Italia is also an expert in maritime navigation.

The company’s navigation systems are based on fiberoptic gyroscopes and MEMS or solid-state accelerometers.
Some of our recent programs include the US Army’s Black Hawk, the new generation INS for the Eurofighter and the M-346 Advanced trainer. NGI has recently developed two new S-AHRS and AHRS systems currently installed on a Leonardo-built UAV, both of which are ITAR free.

The company’s expertise is based on a unique capability to integrate the latest navigation-related technology into solutions for the most diverse range of applications and customers. . Northrop Grumman Italia’s navigation systems are onboard European, US and other global allied platforms.


Our customers include armed forces as well as manufacturers of manned and unmanned aircraft, land defense systems, and space systems. Northrop Grumman Italia can provide an innovative and reliable solution wherever there is a need for Navigation, Positioning and Stabilization.


Northrop Grumman Italia currently has 200 employees and occupies a modern 224,000 square meter facility that includes engineering laboratories, production lines, warehouse and offices.

Northrop Grumman Italia has consistently reaffirmed its success and reputation in the international market by designing, developing and manufacturing complex avionics solutions that are highly customizable for every application as well as developing space applications for satellite stabilization.

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


Northrop Grumman is a technology company, focused on global security and human discovery. Its pioneering solutions equip our customers with capabilities they need to connect, advance and protect the U.S. and its allies. It ranks among the US Department of Defence’s top suppliers, with global sales of $3.8 billion in 2020. –

The company is present in more than 25 countries around the world, from Japan to Australia, from the Middle East to South Korea. –


Northrop Grumman employs around 2,200 people across the UK, France, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands and Italy. Its subsidiaries in Europe have been involved in major European (and other) aerospace programs for decades.