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Northrop teams with LIG Nex1, Huneed for South Korea’s ISTAR program

G550-based ISTAR
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Northrop Grumman says it has signed cooperative agreements with South Korean defense majors LIG Nex1 and Huneed for the development of its Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System – Korea (JSTARS-K) solution for the Republic of Korea’s Joint Moving Target Surveillance and Control Aircraft (JMTSCA) requirement.

The cooperative agreements are memoranda of understanding to deliver airborne battle management command and control (BMC2). As outlined by the Northrop Grumman, JSTARS-K “will incorporate capabilities and talents of each cooperative organization to deliver the best value solution.”

JSTARS-K will be based on the Gulfstream G550 business jet platform, coupled with real-time battle management situational awareness technologies and existing Republic of Korea systems.

“Northrop Grumman has more than 30 years of leadership in advanced airborne BMC2 capability and mission expertise; we have continued to develop and deliver new technologies to outpace evolving threats,” said Janice Zilch, vice president, multi-domain command and control programs, Northrop Grumman. “With these cooperative agreements, we will deliver industry-leading capability powered with local content and talent to the Republic of Korea.”

Northrop’s announcement comes a little under a year after Raytheon said it was partnering with Korean Air and Bombardier to offer its ISTAR solution for the Republic of Korea Air Force.