Northrop Grumman bringing more Huntsville jobs with expansion

Renovated facility will support next-generation intercontinental ballistic missiles

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A Northrop Grumman photo shows people working on the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program.

A newly renovated facility in Huntsville will support Northrop Grumman’s work with the U.S. Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program and add hundreds of jobs.

The newly renovated facility in Cummings Research Park will support development of the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation intercontinental ballistic missile. Northrop Grumman officials told the new facility will add 500 jobs.

“We are excited to grow our GBSD team in Alabama and leverage the dynamic aerospace talent in the Rocket City to support this critical strategic deterrent capability for our country and allies,” said Greg Manual, vice president and general manager, strategic deterrent systems for the company. “Huntsville’s rich expertise and legacy in command-and-control systems will help our nationwide team deliver a safe, secure and effective capability to the U.S. Air Force on time and on cost. We look forward to continuing our strong community partnerships and delivering 21st century innovation for our customer missions.”

Northrop Grumman has more than 2,000 employees in Alabama supporting a number of Department of Defense and NASA missions.

“I’m thrilled that Northrop Grumman will be building on its already large presence in Huntsville while also advancing a strategic national defense priority,” said Gov. Kay Ivey. “By selecting Alabama’s Rocket City, Northrop Grumman has picked the ideal location to carry out this important national security mission, and the company’s growth plans represent welcome news for Huntsville and all of the state.”

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Northrop Grumman was awarded the prime contract for GBSD in September 2020 and is leading a nationwide team to develop the system and deliver an initial operational capability by 2029, according to the company. The company’s GBSD headquarters is in Roy, Utah.

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