Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Failure to Test Parts in Night Vision Goggles and Sniper Scopes

Northrop Grumman agreed to pay the government $8 million to settle charges it failed to test tubes used in night vision goggles and sniper scopes used by U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. An investigation found problems with reviews of testing procedures by Northrop Grumman and predecessor Litton Industries Inc. at Northrop Grumman’s Tempe, Ariz. plant from 2000 to 2002. According to prosecutors, the faulty tests did not result in safety concerns, and Northrop voluntarily informed the Defense Department of the problem in 2002.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Defense – General
Contracting Party
Defense - General
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Northrop Grumman $8,000,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 7/21/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database