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Northrop Grumman seeks Australian industry partners

20th November 2019 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Northrop Grumman is seeking Australian partners for its efforts to support the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF’s) Project AIR 6500.

AIR 6500 is the RAAF's project to develop a 5th generation multi-domain joint battle management system (JBMS) to enable coordination of air battle management, joint weapons employment and ground-based air defence in operational theatres.

Northrop Grumman is engaging with a range of industry members, including small businesses, with the goal of creating an Australian AIR 6500 solution that brings the best capability for the best value.

Chris Deeble, chief executive, Northrop Grumman Australia, said: ‘Northrop Grumman aims to lead industry support to the RAAF as it fields a survivable, scalable and modern, next-generation JBMS under AIR 6500. We’re committed to a sovereign capability that’s designed and developed through close collaboration with other Australian industry members.

‘We recognise that a programme of this size, scope and complexity will demand the most innovative, best-of-breed capabilities and a prime systems integrator partnering with Australian industry who can deliver world class capabilities to the Australian Defence Force.’

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