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Ian Irving: Northrop Seeks to Grow Australian Footprint Through Subcontract Deals

Ian Irving: Northrop Seeks to Grow Australian Footprint Through Subcontract Deals - top government contractors - best government contracting event

northrop-Grumman_BLUENorthrop Grumman will collaborate with several Australia-based companies on aerospace and defense projects as part of efforts to bolster the company’s presence in the country.

The U.S. contractor awarded a number of subcontracts to businesses through a global supply chain deed program run by the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation, Northrop said Wednesday.

“Awards to these outstanding Australian suppliers show the full breadth of our commitment to Australian industry and their development of world class capabilities,” said Ian Irving, CEO of Northrop’s Australian business.

Northrop has partnered with Ferra Engineering Pty. Ltd. on the F-18 fighter jet program and has worked with Electro Optic Space System on a space debris research project.

Other Northrop Australia partners include Ultra Electronics, iWebgate Technology and Sentient Vision Systems.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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