Business

October 18, 2012

Northrop Grumman appoints James Culmo to lead new High-Altitude, Long-Endurance Enterprise

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman Corporation announced Oct. 18 it has appointed James Culmo vice president of the company’s newly-formed High-Altitude, Long Endurance (HALE) Enterprise.

In his new role, Culmo will lead the HALE Enterprise organization, comprising such signature unmanned programs as the U.S. Air Force Global Hawk; the EURO HAWK(r), the first high-altitude, long-endurance, signals intelligence unmanned aircraft system for the German Ministry of Defense; the U.S. Navy MQ-4C Triton; and NATO Airborne Ground Surveillance. A key objective of the position will be to enhance the efficiencies and operations of the programs’ common architecture.

Prior to this appointment, Culmo served as vice president and deputy general manager for Northrop Grumman’s Military Aircraft Systems business. In this role, he provided day-to-day support for the management and execution of a diverse portfolio that includes the U.S. Navy’s E-2 Hawkeye, F/A-18 Super Hornet and C-2 Greyhound; the U.S. Air Force’s E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, B-2 bomber and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter; and Information Operations and Electronic Attack programs including the U.S. Navy’s EA-18G Growler and the EA-6B Prowler aircraft.

Culmo joined Northrop Grumman in 1999 and focused his efforts on the E-2D development program, culminating with his assignment as program director. Following that system’s successful critical design review, Culmo was named deputy program manager for the company’s Airborne Early Warning and Battle Management Command and Control business. In 2009 he was appointed vice president for this program.

Culmo earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Connecticut, and a master’s in electrical engineering from Syracuse University.

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
NG-people2

Northrop Grumman names VP, mission assurance for Electronic Systems sector

Northrop Grumman has appointed Sonal B. Deshpande vice president of mission assurance for the company’s Linthicum-based Electronic Systems sector. In this position, Deshpande is responsible for mission assurance across th...
 
 
sikorsky-raider

Sikorsky S-97 Raider helicopter achieves successful first flight

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a United Technologies Corp. subsidiary, announced May 22 the successful first flight of the S-97 Raider™ helicopter, a rigid coaxial rotor prototype designed to demonstrate a game-changing combination...
 
 
NG-people

Northrop Grumman appoints VP, program manager ISR division

Northrop Grumman announced it has appointed Steve Lunny, vice president and program manager for the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance division within the company’s Information Systems sector. Lunny will report...
 

 

HELLADS laser completes development

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced May 21 that the High-Energy Liquid Laser completed the U.S. government acceptance test procedure and is now being shipped to the White Sands Missile Range, N.M. At WSMR, the laser will undergo an extensive series of live fire tests against a number of military targets.  GAASI is a leading...
 
 
boeing-transaero

Boeing delivers Transaero’s first Next-Generation 737-800

Boeing May 22 delivered Transaero’s first Next-Generation 737-800. The airplane, sporting a new livery, arrived at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Boeing May 22 delivered Transaero’s first Next-Generation 737-800. The airpla...
 
 
Boeing photograph

Boeing-upgraded French AWACS take flight

Boeing photograph A French AWACS aircraft patrols the skies as part of a routine mission. The French AWACS fleet is in the midst of the Mid-Life Upgrade that modernizes the capabilities on board. Initial operating capability of...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>