Number of Northrop Grumman employees 2007-2018

In 2018, the number of Northrop Grumman employees reached an all-time high of around 85,000 people. During 2018, Northrop Grumman obtained Orbital ATK, a current subsidiary of the company, which accounts for the increase in employees between 2017 and 2018.

Northrop Grumman company overview

Northrop Grumman is a global security and technology company with corporate headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia. There are several subsidiaries of Northrop Grumman including Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems and Northrop Grumman Mission Systems with headquarters all over the United States. Given their recent acquisition and diverse subsidiaries, Northrop Grumman’s revenue increased by almost 16 percent between the 2017 and 2018 fiscal years. Northrop Grumman Corporation is among the leading arms-producing and military companies globally.

Military and space technology suppliers

Northrop Grumman is among the top 20 NASA contract suppliers with others such as the California Institute of Technology and Boeing Company, to name a few. Globally, these companies are ranked among the world's leading arms suppliers. Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Northrop Grumman are among the top five based on the value of their global arms sales as of 2017.

Number of Northrop Grumman employees from FY 2007 to FY 2018

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FY 2007 to FY 2018

Supplementary notes

The figures for 2007 through 2013 were taken from previous annual reports.
Number of employees at year-end.

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