Norden Retirees Club

Norden had it's beginnings in the company that developed and manufactured the Norden Bombsight of World War II fame. That tradition continued through 2013 with the development and manufacture of sophisticated airborne electronics systems. Pictured are some of the platforms hosting Norden radar, display and fire control systems.  Over time the original Norden Laboratories Corporation became part of larger corporations. First there was United Technologies (formerly United Aircraft) then Westinghouse and finally Northrop Grumman Corporation. Along the way, the name was changed to Norden Systems and eventually Norden Systems was integrated into Northrop Grumman Corporation's Electronic Systems Sector. Norden closed it's doors at the end of 2013. All manufacturing and development moved to the Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems facility in Linthicum, MD.  A company retrospective commemorating the years that we retirees have devoted to the Company can be found here.

The purpose of the Norden Retirees Club is to maintain contact with past and present employees of Norden; to encourage good fellowship among its members; to promote recreational, social, and community service activities; and to undertake any other worthwhile projects of interest to its members

This Web site contains information that is primarily of interest to Norden retirees, but also includes historical information that may be of interest to the general public.

Norden's Doors Are Closed, But We're Very Active

Closing of the last remaining vestige of Norden does not affect the Norden Retires Club except, of course, there will be no more retirees after 2013.  We expect the club to continue on for many more years and remain active and viable.  If you are a former employee, retired or not, consider joining the club.  It's only $10 year.


View the Movie

A 13 minute video story about the impact of the Norden Bombsight on WWII and a short biography of Carl Lucas Norden.  View here.

Read the Norden Company History
This five chapter history starts with the birth of Carl Norden in 1880
and ends with the company closing in 2013.  Read it here.


Next Membership Meeting
All retirees invited - member or not

Thursday, December 04, 2014 at 11:00 AM
VFW-Westport (directions)
Lunch Available after the meeting
Next Club

Holiday Luncheon

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
12:00 PM
Aldario's (directions)
Please reserve by December 4

More Information


The 2014 Golf League Is In Full Swing

Nine holes are played on Tuesday mornings at Orange Hills Country Club on Racebrook Road in Orange. Greens fees are $17; a cart is $9. Regular League membership is open to all; annual dues are $40, which covers three luncheons held throughout the season. All are invited to join even if for only a single game. Those not seeking regular membership are accommodated on a pay as you go basis.

A block of tee times are reserved for each Tuesday; teams are arranged as players arrive. Tee-off is 9 AM in the spring so anyone interested in joining should arrive no later than 8:30 (8:00 is better); no need to call ahead.

Please contact Ed Smythe for further information at .

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