Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Jordan v. Northrop Grumman (Installation of Substandard Parts in Navy Target Drones)

Allegedly, Northrop Grumman knowingly installed substandard parts in target drones designed for the Navy. This was a violation of the False Claims Act 31 USC §§ 3729-3733, et. seq. The Navy found 32 drones to be defective in firing range operations. The matter was settled as part of a joint settlement with the case United States of America v. Newport News Shipbuilding, Inc. #1:03CV142-A. Of the $80 million that was paid as part of this joint settlement, approximately $20 million served as restitution for the defective drones.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Defense – Navy
Contracting Party
Defense - Navy
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Northrop Grumman $20,000,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 10/7/2006
Northrop Grumman Press Release 10/7/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database