Northrop pivots from NGI blueprint to 'long-pole-in-the-tent' component manufacturing

By Jason Sherman / June 28, 2022 at 2:31 PM
Northrop Grumman has begun manufacturing a critical component of its Next Generation Interceptor, weaving composite threads to create a newly designed rocket throat nozzle to demonstrate the efficacy of its proposal in a competition against Lockheed Martin to build a new intercontinental ballistic missile killer. Northrop, teamed with Raytheon Technologies for the NGI competition, is building the component -- which plays a key role during liftoff -- at its manufacturing facility in Magna, Utah. Lisa Brown, Northrop Grumman vice president...

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