Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Navigation Systems Division has recently broken ground on a facility expansion designed to increase factory output and better serve its commercial, defense and national security customers.

Northrop Grumman’s 225,000 square foot Salt Lake City, Utah facility will be expanded by 50,000 square feet to accommodate growth across multiple programs. The site is primarily a production facility for defense and commercial navigation systems that houses approximately 750 engineering, manufacturing and support staff. The Salt Lake City plant builds and tests highly precise navigation systems, gyroscopes and accelerometers for both military and commercial platforms and also features a highly automated circuit card assembly operation.

Scheduled to be completed in December of this year, the facility expansion will enable an increase in production in order to support the demand for Northrop Grumman’s precision navigation systems. Since 2007, the employee population at the Salt Lake City location has increased by more than 20 percent.

Northrop Grumman’s Navigation Systems Division designs and develops situational-awareness products and integrated avionics for international and domestic defense and commercial markets, navigation and positioning systems and sensors for space and high-value platforms, navigation-grade and tactical-grade inertial systems, fiber-optic gyro systems designed to customer requirements, underwater fiber-optic sensors, identification friend-or-foe interrogators, cockpit displays and computers, and logistics support products and services.

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