Northrop Grumman Corporation and the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) have signed a strategic alliance to conduct collaborative research in a range of advanced defence technologies.
The agreement was signed today in Canberra by Northrop Grumman Australia Chief Executive Ian Irving and Chief Defence Scientist Alex Zelinsky.
Under the agreement, Northrop Grumman and DSTO will collaborate on projects of mutual interest and DSTO will have access to Northrop Grumman’s specialized defence knowledge.
“This agreement is a further demonstration of Northrop Grumman’s commitment to Australia and to the defence organization,” Irving said. “Northrop Grumman has significant experience in C4ISR, electronic warfare and unmanned systems. We’ve seen significant developments in these areas in recent years and they will continue to transform defence forces around the world. Northrop Grumman looks forward to working with DSTO to keep Australia at the forefront of these advanced technologies.”
DSTO also welcomed the agreement. “We look forward to collaborating with Northrop Grumman,” Zelinsky said. “DSTO and Northrop Grumman have strong levels of expertise in cutting-edge technology and working together will increase our ability to find the right technological solutions for the future of the Australian Defence Force.”