It wasn’t that long ago that the Wright Brothers created the first airplane, right? It’s pretty crazy when you see these unmanned stealth drones and fighter jets that the U.S. military has its hands on. You might wonder how or where they get them from. Meet Northrop Grumman Corporation, one of the largest aerospace and defense manufacturers, as well as the third largest government contractor in 2010, with just under $17 billion in contracts. Manufacturers like this are the reason that our military is so far ahead of the rest of the pack.
In 2002, Northrop Grumman was named Forbes’ Company of the Year, crediting the manufacturing great with “mastering the art of innovation.” Going forward, innovative American manufacturers like Northrop Grumman, are one of the keys to sustaining our spot atop the global food chain for years to come.