Northrop signs digital business agreement with UK organization MoD

Northrop Grumman has secured a digital business agreement with the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) organisation, “Defence Digital”.

The Defense Digital organization ensures that effective digital and information technologies (D&IT) are used by the military and frontline businesses. The organization is guided by the D&IT functional strategy.

The agreement covers C4I Interoperable Services (ICS) and Command and Control (C2) Technical Consulting.

Developed in the UK, ICS is designed to help create, visualize and distribute the common operating picture for military commanders.

It brings together an open architecture and a set of functionalities related to lane management and situational awareness.

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Using the information required from the operational picture, commanders are equipped to plan, execute and manage military operations.

ICS has been continuously evolving for over 25 years to provide the basic C2 systems for UK MoD and NATO headquarters/ships.

In addition, it is also deployed by many other countries to power their national C2 systems.

Katharine Sealy, Director of National Security Solutions for Northrop Grumman in the UK, said: “Northrop Grumman in the UK has a long history of providing added value and commercial flexibility to the Ministry of Defence.

“Our agile approach to C2 software development and our open architectural design philosophy help to ensure that UK forces maintain an information advantage.”

The Defense Digital organization has an annual budget of over £2 billion and a team of some 2,400 people, including military, civil servants and contractors.

In May, Northrop Grumman was awarded a $959.1 million full-rate production (FRP) contract for the US Army’s Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) system.

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