Swift History

Rooted In Racing, Destined To Fly.

For nearly 30 years, Swift Engineering’s design and manufacturing innovations have produced championship winning racecars and next generation aviation and aerospace designs and components.

1983

Founded to design and manufacture racecars to compete in motorsports

1993

Added North America's most advanced rolling-road wind tunnel to Swift's facility (designed and built in-house)

1997

Designed and built IndyCar that won its debut race with Michael Andretti

1998

Awarded exclusive motorsport chassis designer and manufacturer of the Formula Atlantic series for 11 years

2000

Diversified into aerospace/aviation markets

2002

Designed, built and delivered the runway- independent Killer Bee blended wing UAV and its mobile launch/retrieval system

2006

Designed, built, and delivered 40 Formula Atlantic open-wheel race cars in 240 days

2007

Designed and built single engine business jet from concept to first flight in 200 days

2009

Awarded exclusive motorsport chassis designer and manufacturer of the Formula Nippon Series

2009

Northrop Grumman buys Swift Engineering's Killer Bee UAV product line, which becomes the Bat UAS

2012

Swift Engineering receives JEC Americas Innovation Award for its out of autoclave process 

2012

Northrop Grumman Small Business Supplier of the Year, awarded from 1500 suppliers

2013

Chosen as a "Best in Class" A&D Company to Watch by Aviation Week

2013

World Class Team Award  presented for outstanding support as a Northrop Grumman Team member