Northrop Grumman partners with Mitsubishi Electric on Japan’s defense system

Agreement announced in Huntsville

Masahiko Arai, corporate executive, group senior vice president, defense & space systems, Mitsubishi Electric Corp., and Ian Reynolds, vice president, C4 missile defense business unit, Northrop Grumman, at the Huntsville Manufacturing Center. Photo from Northrop Grumman.

Northrop Grumman and Mitsubishi Electric Corp. have signed an agreement to collaborate on integrated air and missile defense capabilities for Japan’s ground-based systems.

“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,” says Rebecca Torzone, vice president and general manager, combat systems and mission readiness for Northrop Grumman. “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.”

The agreement was signed and announced at Northrop Grumman’s facility in Huntsville.

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