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Northrop Grumman And EADS To Collaborate On Missile Defense

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posted on Jul, 23 2004 @ 07:47 PM
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Two giants in ballistic missile defense weapons have agreed to work together to help the US military build better and more efficient missiles to counter ICBM's they also decided to let their scientist to consult with each other on their ideas for better missiles.


Specifically, the memorandum establishes an industrial framework to enable and structure formal discussions between the two companies in order to identify and pursue business opportunities in the emerging global ballistic-missile defense market

"The memorandum is an important first step towards building a relationship that will serve as the foundation for business arrangements on future endeavors in the global missile-defense market," said Donald C. Winter, corporate lead executive for missile defense and sector president, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems.

"We expect our relationship to go beyond a single project, to include multiple projects in the area of sensors, weapons, command and control, battle management and infrastructure support.



For the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program, Northrop Grumman is playing a major role providing the GMD fire control/communications system, better known as the "brains" of the midcourse system.

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posted on Jul, 23 2004 @ 07:52 PM
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Im not surprised. Europe would also like to be under the shield if it is feasable. I don't know tech trans. issues will get in the way though. One the X-Band radar in England is finished, there will be a rudimentary intercept capacity from the ME as well as Asia.



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