Northrop Grumman

Debrief: Lenny Poveromo, living in a material world

The Composite Prototyping Center – a nonprofit manufacturing mecca specializing in carbon fibers, ceramics and other non-traditional building blocks – opened in Plainview in 2014 under the steadiest of hands. Executive Director Lenny Poveromo brought a quality education (a BS in chemical engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from Hofstra), decades of cutting-edge manufacturing experience (he directed East Coast technology development for Northrop Grumman) and sterling connections (he’d served on the advisory boards of…


Cuomo inks $2.5 billion Clean Water Infrastructure act

By GREGORY ZELLER // Albany dove into water pollution once again Wednesday, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo visiting Farmingdale State College to lay out a $2.5 billion plan to remediate and protect New York’s drinking water supply. To raucous applause, Cuomo officially signed the state’s Clean Water Infrastructure Act, enacting what he called a “comprehensive, multifaceted action plan.” In what has become a semi-regular occurrence, the governor elaborated on aggressive plans to clean up, and keep…


NYIT series looks to arm tomorrow’s cyber-defenders

By GREGORY ZELLER // A sizeable grant from Northrop Grumman and a pressing need – the “coming cyberwars,” is how Nada Anid somewhat glumly termed it – have spurred the New York Institute of Technology to action. The mission is to prepare tomorrow’s professionals for the 21st century’s cybersecurity challenges, and for NYIT, the mission starts today – or at least May 5, when the university’s Old Westbury campus hosts the first event in the…


Northrop Grumman deal locked, and potentially loaded

Northrop Grumman’s Long Island unit is breaking out the big guns, thanks to a new multi-year contract with the U.S. Navy. United States Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Bethpage-based Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. a $68.8 million contract to produce gun mission modules for the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships – fast, powerful, forward-deployed combatants designed for “intense naval conflict,” according to the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Gun mission modules consist of two 30-millimeter…


Northrop Grumman-made robot used in Dallas

The robotic device used to take out the gunman in last week’s shooting rampage in Dallas is a Remotec Andros Mark V-A1. The device, normally used to diffuse bombs, delivered a one-pound payload of C-4 explosives and detonation cord, police said. The machine is manufactured by Northrop Grumman and cost the department about $150,000 in 2008. Dallas Police Chief David Brown said the plan to deliver the explosives came together in about 15 minutes. The Mark…


Name the Air Force’s next long range bomber!

The Air Force has released an artist’s rendition of its new long range bomber, to be built by Northrop Grumman at $564 million a pop. Breaking with recent tradition – the B-1 and B-2, for example – the aircraft has been officially designated the B-21, evoking the current century. Still needed: A name. And so Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has put out the call. “We have an image, we have a designation, but here’s…


GAO confirms bomber deal for Northrop Grumman

The General Accounting Office has sealed the deal: Northrop Grumman will build the nation’s next long-range bomber. Boeing and Lockheed Martin, which lost the initial bid last year and appealed, should move on, the GAO ruled on Tuesday. Although the firms can still pursue the matter in court, and may. No surprise if they do: The contract is worth at least $80 billion and maybe $100 million or more, depending on how the Pentagon jiggers…


Northrop Grumman out-guns rivals for B-3 contract

Northrop Grumman won the contract to build the Air Force’s next-generation Long Range Strike Bomber, beating out a rival bid from a partnership between Lockheed Martin and Boeing. While it’s too soon to start gearing up local assembly lines, several Long Island defense firms said privately they expect to see future work from the contract, which will likely extend for a decade or more. And Jamie Moore, president of Hauppauge-based ADDAPT, an alliance of technology…