BIS Fines Northrop Grumman $400,000 for Illegal Exports of Navigational Equipment

On January 25, 2008, the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS) announced that Northrop Grumman agreed to pay a $400,000 civil penalty to settle allegations that it committed 131 violations of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), both in its own capacity and as successor to Litton Industries, Inc., which it acquired in April 2001. 

BIS states, "The allegations primarily involved unlicensed exports of specially designed components for navigation equipment and module manufacturing data that were to destinations in the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Italy, and the United Kingdom between January 1998 and September 2002." Northrop Grumman made a voluntary self disclosure of these violations and cooperated fully in the investigation per BIS.