June 23, 2010 — Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation has paid the United States $12.5 Million to settle a qui tam action filed against it by a former employee.
The allegations of the case were that Northropís Navigation Systems Division, based in Woodland Hills, California, had failed to test certain commercial-grade electronic components which were used in the manufacture of navigation systems for military airplanes, helicopters, submarines and certain equipment used in space.
The qui tam case was filed by Allen Davis, who was formerly employed by Northrop as a quality assurance manager.
As a reward for having filed his qui tam claims, Mr. Davis will receive approximately $2,375,000 from the settlement.
See U.S. Dept of Justice Press Release 06/23/10