Northrop Grumman Corporation and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation have signed a teaming agreement to collaborate on integrated air and missile defense 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 defense capabilities to share target information across various defense systems.
The partnership seeks to contribute to Japanese defense capability in integrated air and missile defense by providing better situational awareness, increased interoperability and effective resource management.
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 defense by prioritizing 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 defense capabilities with Japanese defense 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 defense 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 U.S. 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 optimize shooters.