Northrop Grumman Corporation and Mitsubishi Electric entered into a teaming agreement to cooperate on enhancing integrated air and missile defense capabilities for Japan’s ground-based systems.
On January 16th, Northrop Grumman and Mitsubishi Electric jointly announced a collaboration aimed at developing an advanced networking solution that integrates Japan’s air and missile defense capabilities.
Under this agreement, the companies will explore opportunities to integrate their proprietary technologies, focusing on enhancing networking efficiency with the overarching goal of creating a system that seamlessly connects integrated air defense systems in the future.
Northrop Grumman brings to the partnership its proven integrated air and missile defense command and control capabilities, exemplified by the Integrated Battle Command System currently being fielded to the US Army.
This system, known for its modular, open, and scalable architecture, unifies diverse assets across the battlespace, irrespective of source, service, or domain. Its capability to fuse sensor data provides a single, actionable picture of the full battlespace, enabling warfighters to make rapid, informed decisions and optimize shooters for enhanced operational efficiency.
“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,” said Rebecca Torzone, vice president and general manager, combat systems and mission readiness, 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.”