As a leading provider for global security, providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, logistics and modernization, Northrop Grumman has government and commercial customers spanning the globe. Such agencies recognize the ever evolving threat from cyber-attack and other means.
This week it was announced that the Ministry of Defense for Japan has selected Northrop Grumman systems which the government believes will enhance its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.
“Northrop Grumman has a long history working with Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force and we look forward to continuing that relationship for many years to come,” said Mary Petryszyn, vice president for International, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.
“We are very pleased the Japan Ministry of Defense has expressed confidence in these systems and look forward to working with our U.S. military customers through the FMS process.”
According to a statement, the award from the Japanese government is for the purchase of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft and the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system, both of which will be used to help maintain the country’s sovereignty.
While the exact contract terms, timing and quantities of aircraft have not been finalized, the next step in the process requires that the U.S. government be asked to enter into the foreign military sale (FMS) process for these items.