Avondale Industries: Northrop Grumman
Ship Systems' Avondale Operations is a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman
Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and part of the corporation's Ship Systems
(NGSS) sector. In addition to Avondale Operations in New Orleans,
Louisiana, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, headquartered in Pascagoula,
Mississippi, includes Ingalls Operations. NGSS, which currently
employs more than 17,000 shipbuilding professionals, primarily in
Louisiana and Mississippi, is one of the nation's leading full service
systems companies for the design, engineering, construction, and
life cycle support of major surface ships for the U.S. Navy, U.S.
Coast Guard and international navies, and for commercial vessels
of all types. NGSS has a firm business backlog exceeding $5.6 billion,
in a variety of naval and commercial shipbuilding programs.