Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Northrop Grumman Selected for Next Stage of Competition to Provide Joint Operations Centre for Royal Brunei Armed Forces

Northrop Grumman Selected for Next Stage of Competition to Provide Joint Operations Centre for Royal Brunei Armed Forces
August 19, 2009

LONDON – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been selected by Brunei’s Ministry of Defence as one of the two suppliers that will go forward to the next phase of the competition to provide a Joint Operations Centre command and control capability for the Royal Brunei Armed Forces.

The announcement was made by Dam Paduka Haji Mustappa bin Haji Sirat, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence on Aug.15 at BRIDEX, the Brunei Darussalam International Defence Exhibition and Conference, and follows the completion of a rigorous phase-of-system assessment in which Northrop Grumman successfully demonstrated the capabilities of its technical solution.

“This is an important enhancement to Brunei’s defence capabilities providing not only protection for its people and natural resources but also allowing the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) to be a lead nation in regional and coalition activities,” said Paul Davison, vice president and managing director for Northrop Grumman’s Information Systems sector in Europe. "Our proven information system solutions and capabilities are well matched to meeting Brunei’s defence and national security requirements – the core elements of our C4I solution have been in service for 20-years and are already successfully deployed in strategic command and control systems around the world supporting international operations. We look forward to working with local companies and emerging technologies and are fully committed to supporting the RBAF for the full life cycle of this important programme.”

The Joint Operations Centre (JOC) will provide the RBAF with a facility that will deliver command and control capability for military commands and civil organisations at both national and international level and will be interoperable with its NATO and ASEAN allies and coalition partners.

The core of Northrop Grumman’s International-Joint Operational Command and Control System (I-JOCCS) solution is the company’s industry leading software application Command and Control for the PC (C2PC) and Interoperable C4I Services (ICS). These have been in service for 20 years and are currently deployed in more than 40 countries with 100,000 users making them among the most successful and widely used applications for strategic command and control systems worldwide. The core applications are regularly upgraded to keep them at the forefront of technical capability, whilst maintaining interoperability to international standards. Together C2PC and C4I provide a seamless top to bottom architecture for command and control, from the strategic and operational levels down to the dismounted soldier.

C2PC provides a common tactical picture for operational command and control, improving situational awareness and enhancing operational and tactical decision making. ICS synchronises data enabling the common operating picture to be controlled and configured to meet user requirements. C2PC and ICS currently provide the user interface/core functionality for many operational command systems around the world including NATO’s Maritime Command & Control System (MCCIS), the UK MoD’s Joint Operations Command System (JOCS) and Royal Navy Command Support System (RNCSS). ICS is also the core application for both the US’ joint and maritime Global Command and Control Systems (GCCS) and continues to be at the heart of the UK’s next generation of joint command and control support programme (JC2SP).

Northrop Grumman has teamed with Newman & Spurr Consultancy to provide the system modelling and training solution. The two companies will work closely with local Brunei industry and academia to ensure that Brunei develops a strong indigenous support capability for systems, training and the development of doctrine.

Northrop Grumman in the UK operates from primary locations in London, Fareham, Chester, Coventry, New Malden, Peterborough, RAF Waddington and Solihull and provides avionics, communications, electronic warfare systems, marine navigation systems, unmanned ground vehicle systems, C4ISR solutions and mission planning, IT systems and software development, aircraft whole life support and airport security solutions.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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