Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Air Power at Sea - A Century of US Naval Aviation 1911-2011

The pages of Air Power at Sea: A Century of U.S. Naval Aviation will take you through a century of naval aviation�from its birth to present day�sharing and highlighting the special history and contributions of millions of American men and women who have served in, and supported, naval aviation. As a global technology leader helping to advance the next 100 years of naval aviation and in honor of our employees' 80 years of dedicated commitment to the United States Navy, Northrop Grumman Corporation is proud to support this special endeavor with the publishers of The Year in Defense� and the Hampton Roads Navy League Chapter. These gifted writers, editors, and photographers have captured the essence of naval aviation's storied history to which Northrop Grumman has contributed much and is so honored to be a part of today as we mark the Centennial of Naval Aviation in 2011. From the December 1929 incorporation of Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation in Baldwin, N.Y., and the creation of our first naval aircraft, the Grumman FF-1 biplane fighter aircraft, through the defining battles of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the post-Cold War era, and the first Gulf War, hundreds of thousands of Northrop Grumman-built aircraft have helped our warfighters successfully complete their missions and return safely home to their families. And, for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation over these past 100 years, we honor their memories and pay tribute to them and their families. We shall not forget.