[SatNews] Northrop Grumman has appointed Mick Jaggers vice president and program manager, Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system programs, effective immediately.
Jaggers will report to Janis Pamiljans, vice president and general manager of the unmanned systems division.
"Mick's promotion reflects the importance of the Global Hawk program to the corporation and its customer. His leadership on this foundational program has been key to Global Hawk's on-going success," said Pamiljans. "Mick's focus on international expansion in Japan and Korea, continued production with Lot 11, and the future research and development opportunities with new sensors for the Global Hawk aircraft are all critical to ensure we continue to deliver on our commitment to our customers."
Global Hawk UAS programs are based in San Diego, with production facilities in Palmdale and Moss Point, Mississippi. Current domestic and international Global Hawk UAS programs include systems for the U.S. Air Force, NASA and Germany (EURO HAWK®).
Prior to his current assignment, Jaggers held positions of increasing responsibility within the Aerospace Systems sector across a number of unmanned programs.
Before joining Northrop Grumman in 2004, Jaggers spent 20 years in the U.S. Air Force and flew the F-15E Strike Eagle in various United States and overseas locations. His last military assignment was as the F-15E division commander for Operational Test and Evaluation at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
Northrop Grumman is a global security company providing systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.