10 years and counting: Northrop partnership with Ukraine traverses Russian, ITAR, U.S. content issues

by Peter B. de Selding

DNIPRO, Ukraine — Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems has been working with Ukraine’s Yuzhnoye/Yuzhmash rocket manufacturer for over a decade on Northrop’s Taurus/Antares rockets and has traversed ITAR technology-transfer restrictions, Russia’s incursion into eastern Ukraine and the usual issues of working across different cultures.

The partnership, in which Yuzhnoye/Yuzhmash builds the Antares rocket’s first stage core, shows no sign of ending so long as Northrop can maintain its International Space Station (ISSU resupply business with NASA.

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