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Northrop Grumman creates state-of-the-art military equipment at Mineral Co., West Virginia, laboratory


ROCKET CENTER — With operations in all 50 states and several other countries across the globe, defense and aerospace technology company Northrop Grumman has put its mark on the world in more ways than one.

West Virginia is home to the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory, a sprawling complex in Mineral County that in part hosts Northrop Grumman as the company continues developing its products.

Rebecca Torzone, vice president of Missile Products for Northrop Grumman, said the laboratory is a key part of Northrop Grumman’s overall work, detailing a number of ways in which the facility is put to use.

“We bring together four key technologies, metals, electronics, composites and energetics in one single campus,” Torzone said. “ABL supports 100+ competitively awarded production contracts that support our warfighters’ mission. The ABL site designs, develops and manufactures tactical rocket motors, medium caliber ammunition, composite components and end items, and fuze and electronics equipment. ...

“We continually invest in new facilities, equipment and training to bring top-notch offerings to our customers. We produce thousands of precision parts each day ranging from tooling, medium and large caliber ammunition to motor cases for next generation missiles.”

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