Northrop Grumman closes Orbital ATK acquisition
With the acquisition, Orbital ATK is now Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, a new, fourth business sector for Northrop Grumman.
Global security company Northrop Grumman Corporation (Falls Church, VA, US) announced June 6 it has finalized its acquisition of global aerospace and defense technology company Orbital ATK Inc. (Dulles, VA, US). With the closing of the acquisition, Orbital ATK is now Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, a new, fourth business sector for the company.
Northrop Grumman’s board of directors has elected Blake Larson as corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, reporting to Kathy Warden, Northrop Grumman’s president and chief operating officer. Larson previously served as the chief operating officer of Orbital ATK.
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