27 Jan 10. 9Northrop Grumman Corporation has been formally confirmed as a full partner in Niteworks, the Ministry of Defence (MoD)-UK defence industry partnership providing MoD with a broad range of decision support, from in-depth experimentation to rapid consultation and analysis. “Northrop Grumman very much welcomes the opportunity to be part of this important MoD-industry collaboration,” said Sir Nigel Essenhigh, chairman Northrop Grumman UK. “We have considerable capabilities to bring to the Niteworks partnership, and we look forward to sharing our knowledge, skills and experience to support its continued success in providing an effective decision support environment for the enhancement of current and future military capabilities.” Niteworks was established by the MoD in 2003 to examine the challenges of implementing effective Network Enabled Capability (NEC). Since then it has evolved to become a highly flexible decision support capability for the MoD and examines defence options ranging from current operational issues through to high level strategic needs. It achieves this through its reach-back to industry – uniquely linking the problem and solution domains.
27 Jan 10. King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has signed a collaboration agreement with SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica Company and key player in the defence electronics business. This new collaboration agreement enables SELEX Galileo and KACST to perform joint research and development projects in Radio Frequency, Radar, Laser, Electro-Optics (EO) and Infra-Red Technologies. The agreement further advances SELEX Galileo’s high technology partnership with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the working relationship with KACST. SELEX Galileo is committed to developing high technology partnerships in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and will continue to work with Saudi companies in areas of industrial participation.