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Northrop Grumman and Mitsubishi Electric Collaboration

A US Army user test IBCS Integrated Fire Control Network relay following refurbishment in the Northrop Grumman Huntsville Manufacturing Center [© Northrop Grumman]

Northrop Grumman and Mitsubishi Electric collaborate to elevate the networking of Japan’s integrated air and missile defence systems.

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Press Release, Huntsville AL, January 2024: Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation have signed a teaming agreement to collaborate on integrated air and missile defence capabilities for Japan’s ground-based systems.

  • Northrop Grumman and Mitsubishi Electric will combine their respective technologies to develop a networking solution integrating Japan’s air and missile defence capabilities to share target information across various defence systems.
  • The partnership seeks to contribute to Japanese defence capability in integrated air and missile defence by providing better situational awareness, increased interoperability and effective resource management.
Masahiko Arai, corporate executive, group senior vice president, defence & space systems, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, and Ian Reynolds, vice president, C4 missile defence business unit, Northrop Grumman, at the Huntsville Manufacturing Center [© Northrop Grumman]

Rebecca Torzone, vice president and general manager, combat systems and mission readiness, Northrop Grumman: “The Japan Ministry of Defense (JMOD) is accelerating integrated air and missile defence by prioritising investments in operationally resilient systems and exploring the advantages of networking systems to facilitate fire control. Today’s agreement with Mitsubishi Electric signifies a renewed collaborative relationship combining Northrop Grumman’s proven integrated air and missile defence capabilities with Japanese defence expertise to accelerate innovation, in alignment with JMOD’s priorities.”

About Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Air & Missile Defense Command and Control Capabilities: Northrop Grumman’s proven integrated air and missile defence command and control capabilities offer warfighters scale and flexibility to meet the needs of their unique mission. The Integrated Battle Command System, which was developed for and is currently being fielded to the US Army, serves as a fundamental element with its ability to unify current and future assets across the battlespace, regardless of source, service or domain. Through its modular, open and scalable architecture, it gives warfighters capabilities not previously available by fusing sensor data for a single, actionable picture of the full battlespace that enables rapid, informed decisions to optimise shooters.

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