Northrop Grumman

Starting An Innovation Lab? Avoid These Pitfalls

If you work for a big, established company, you’ve probably been noticing the sudden rise of a new trend: the innovation lab. Companies as diverse as Delta Air Lines, Target, Google, Pfizer, Marriott, Autodesk, Fidelity Investments, Ford, Verizon, and Stanley Black & Decker are jumping on the …

Innovation

US military's new B-21 stealth bomber has Star Trek-inspired 'invisibility cloak'

The B-21 bomber being made as part of an $80 billion Northrop Grumman contract.<p>US military officials are in the process of building the next …

Aerospace

This Is the U.S. Air Force's Master Plan to Guarantee No One Can Beat the F-22

<b>Kris Osborn</b><p><i>Security,</i><p>Think Russia or China.<p>This Is the U.S. Air Force's Master Plan to Guarantee No One Can Beat the F-22<p><i>Newer F-22s have a technology</i> …

Military

Raytheon Board: Our Stock Is a Buy

The board authorizes a new $2 billion buyback at near all-time highs. Should investors buy in now, too?<p>Are <b>Raytheon</b> (NYSE:RTN) shares, which are …

Stocks

Geneva disarmament process targets killer robots

Since the day it opened, the United Nations in Geneva has been the venue for negotiations aimed at preventing war - and, if war can’t be prevented, …

European News

The U.S. army is building a fleet of Star Trek-inspired "shadow" bombers

The Pentagon is developing a new fleet of shadow bombers that possibly disappear on radar like those featured in Star Trek movies.<p>The unit of B-21 …

War

5 Reasons No Nation Wants to Go to War with America

During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union battled for global primacy. Although this rivalry often played itself out in proxy wars, …

Military

Details of the new B-21 Raider bomber that's a secret even to Congress

• <b>The Pentagon's Inspector General is going to investigate which details about the B-21 Raider should be classified.</b>• <b><br>It's been touted as capable of eluding any air-defense system in the world, but little about the bomber is publicly known.</b>• <b><br>Air Force leaders have said that it will be able to fly manned</b> …

Military

The Navy's New Frigate Revealed

Well, sort of. The Pentagon's new RFP doesn't provide a whole lot of detail on what the Navy wants.<p><i>"Now this is not the end. It is not even the</i> …

Investing

What does the payload fairing issue mean for the remainder of SpaceX's 2017 launch manifest?

What does the payload fairing issue mean for the remainder of SpaceX’s 2017 launch manifest?<p>SpaceX, which has already had a busy year so far, is …

Exploration

Bowl Projections: Who Lands Where As the Postseason Picture Begins to Fall Into Place?

The effects of conference title games and marquee rivalry renewals around the country in the coming weeks will trickle down through the entire bowl …

College Football

Poland – Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS)-enabled Patriot Configuration-3+ with Modernized Sensors and Components | The Official Home of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency

<b>­­­</b>WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2017 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Poland for an Integrated …

War

UN Panel moves ahead with talks to set limits on killer robots

A U.N. panel agreed 17 November to move ahead with talks to define and possibly set limits on weapons that can kill without human involvement, as …

Robots

Watch SpaceX launch the mysterious ‘Zuma’ spacecraft

SpaceX will be launching a Falcon 9 with a special payload aboard today, with a two-hour long launch window opening up at 8 PM EST (5 PM PST) today. The launch will take place from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and SpaceX will also attempt recovery of the first stage of the Falcon 9 …

Exploration

The U.S. Military Is Arming To the Teeth with Lasers and Missiles Because of One Reason

The US Army is accelerating a number of emerging counter-drone weapons in response to a warzone request from US Central Command - to counter a …

Military

The Whole World – Not Just the U.S. – Is Moving to Secure Its Borders

It is a globalized world. A person can circle the earth in 36 hours, and an idea can do the same in 36 minutes. The value of international flows of …

Al-Qaeda

SpaceX Is Launching The Top-Secret 'Zuma' Mission Tonight - Here's What We Know

Watch the launch live here.<p>SpaceX is gearing up to launch a third top-secret spacecraft for the US government, a mission the company calls "Zuma" but …

Science

The Navy Says "Fly Before Buy" When It Comes To Its New MQ-25 Drone Tanker

Amid recent concurrency blunders, the service will purchase just four of the unmanned aircraft up front.<p>GA-ASI via USNI News<p>The U.S. Navy says it is …

Military

These Photos Show U.S. Army AH-64E Apache Supporting The Fight Against ISIS With New Counter IR Missile Systems

Here are some interesting shots of U.S. Army attack choppers equipped with LAIRCM.<p>U.S. Army AH-64E Apache attack choppers supporting the fight …

Military

Raytheon gets OK for $10.5 billion Patriot sale to Poland: Pentagon

(Reuters) - The U.S. State Department approved a possible $10.5 billion sale of Raytheon Co's (N:RTN) Patriot missile defense system to Poland, the …

Stock Markets

This week's tech titan 404s | Engadget Today

If you tend to work in Google Docs, you already know about it being down for hours on Wednesday, but only AT&T users had the pleasure of realizing their phones also didn't work for a good portion that same day. To fix it, AT&T told users to restart their phones, and that it might take multiple …

Google Docs

Russia Rolls Out New Tu-160M2, But Are Moscow's Bomber Ambitions Realistic?

Despite budget cuts and other issues, the Kremlin remains optimistic that flight testing will begin within months.<p>UAC<p>Russia’s United Aircraft …

Military

Astronomers Discover Another Earth-Like Planet Near Our Solar System

Astronomers with the European Southern Observatory (ESO) have discovered an exoplanet orbiting a star just 11 light-years from our own Sun. It's …

William Shakespeare

Laser weapons developers 'riding the wave' created by Tesla, other battery innovators

Advances made in automotive battery technology by Tesla and others are now being borrowed to help the Pentagon get high-power laser weapons that can …

Military

SpaceX's mysterious Zuma mission won't launch tonight

We still don't know what Northrop Grumman commissioned SpaceX to launch for the US government, but whatever it is won't get there tonight. In a move that leaves Elon Musk's calendar open for the Tesla electric semi-truck reveal (still scheduled for 11 PM ET), SpaceX said it's standing down on the …

Elon Musk

Americans to send 'Zuma' to space

Jan Gerber, News24<p>Cape Town – In a galaxy far, far away American President Donald Trump might call Kim Jong-un of North Korea Rocket Man, but the US …

News (South Africa)

The Morning After: Thursday, November 16th 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>It will be a busy Thursday for Elon Musk, as this evening SpaceX sends a "secret" payload skyward, and we're expecting to see Tesla's electric semi-truck. For everyone else, well, there's a new look for Google Maps and Amazon apparently won't launch a cable TV …

Google Maps

Northrop Grumman declares $1.00 dividend

Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) declares $1.00/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous.<p>Forward yield 1.33%<p>Payable Dec. 20; for shareholders of …

Business

Massive Overkill

<i>This piece has been updated and adapted from William Hartung’s “Nuclear Politics,”</i> <i>in</i> Sleepwalking to Armageddon: The Threat of Nuclear Annihilation<i>,</i> …

Foreign Policy

A top-secret desert plant is booming as Northrop ramps up production on new B-21 stealth bombers

• <b>A Northrop Grumman contract to build top-secret B-21 stealth bombers is booming.</b>• <b><br>New employees are working out of trailers and tents.</b>• <b><br>About 30% to 50% of the Air Force's $2 billion B-21 budget for fiscal 2018 is flowing through Northrop.</b><p>PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Call it the bomber boom.<p>A Northrop …

Aerospace