OGDEN, UT—Northrop Grumman Corp. recently broke ground here on the future headquarters for its Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program, which is slated to add 2,500 jobs. The headquarters, scheduled to be completed by mid-2020, will support the workforce and nationwide team supporting the program as it plans to replace the country’s outdated and aging intercontinental ballistic missile system.
Kathy Warden, Northrop Grumman chairman, CEO and president, was joined by politicians and local community leaders at the Aug. 27 groundbreaking. For more than 60 years, Northrop Grumman has supported the Air Force’s ICBM programs.
Northrop Grumman holds a large presence in Utah as a security and defense company, with more than 5,100 employees across the state primarily located in Bacchus, Clearfield, Ogden, Promontory and Salt Lake. In 2017, the company was one of two contractors awarded a Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction contract for the new GBSD weapon system.
Northrop Grumman is currently awaiting final award announcements from the Air Force for its request for proposals for the next phase of the program in the third quarter of 2020.