David (Dave) Bradley Director – Research and Development
David Bradley is Director of Research and Development for the Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Sector. He focuses on current and next generation Spacecraft and Launch Systems for domestic and international customers. Mr. Bradley also leads the Los Angeles / El Segundo Satellite Office focusing on R&D efforts as well as supporting several programs of record. He brings over 30 years of Defense and Aerospace Industry experience to helping craft new and innovation solutions for domestic and international customers. In his current role he is focused upon advanced technologies that can be implemented on several current and next generation spacecraft systems and provide additional capabilities for the ever evolving mission.
Before joining Northrop Grumman, Dave worked on many development and operational Space and Launch systems, and has worked for several Aerospace companies, including General Dynamics, Martin Marietta, McDonnell Douglas, The Boeing Company, Scitor Corporation, and SAIC.
Dave grew up in Palos Verdes and attended Soleado Elementary School, Ridgecrest Intermediate School and Rolling Hills High School. Dave is married to Gretchen Carner and together they have two sons currently attending Palos Verdes Peninsula High School.
Dave earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering from San Diego State University followed by a Masters of Business Administration Degree from the University of Southern California.