Northrop Grumman expands focus on airborne and space ISR business
Falls Church, VA-based Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Electronic Systems sector announced on March 30 the realignment of its Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Targeting Systems division (ISR&TSD) to expand focus on its growing airborne and space ISR business.
The former ISR&TSD is being reorganized into two separate divisions: Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance Reconnaissance and Targeting Systems; and Space Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Systems.
“This strategic realignment of our ISR business activities will better position the company for a broad and exciting portfolio of future growth opportunities in both the airborne and space domains,” said Gloria Flach, corporate vice president and president, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems. “Ensuring the success of our airborne and space ISR customers’ programs is of critical importance to the nation and the company. Both of these divisions will continue our imperative to enhance future performance, innovation and affordability for our customers.”
Last July, the company broke ground on a new $20 million Maryland Space Assembly and Test (M-SAT) facility at its engineering and manufacturing complex in Linthicum, which will allow for expanded space payload production to meet growth in the company’s space business. When completed later this year, the building will house engineers and technicians working on systems assembly, integration and test activities.
Joseph Ensor has been appointed vice president and general manager of the Space ISR Systems division, with executive responsibility for all division programs and operations in Maryland., California and Colorado.
Mr. Ensor joined the company in 1979 and has held a number of leadership positions in program and functional support areas. He most recently served as vice president and general manager of the ISR & Targeting Systems division. He previously served as vice president and general manager of Engineering, Manufacturing and Logistics and prior to that served as vice president of Combat Avionics.
Michael Hinkey has been named vice president and general manager of the Airborne ISR & Targeting Systems division with executive responsibility for all division programs and operations in Maryland and Illinois.
Mr. Hinkey joined the company in 1981 and has held a number of leadership positions in program and functional support areas. He most recently served as vice president and general manager of Engineering, Manufacturing and Logistics. He previously served as vice president of Eastern Region Engineering and Manufacturing and earlier was a director of major radar development programs.
Source: Northrop Grumman Corporation