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Northrop Grumman and Rohde & Schwarz Sign MOU to Support Multi-Domain Operations and Interoperability in Europe

Northrop Grumman and Rohde & Schwarz sign MOU at BSC to collaborate on turn-key solutions for 5th-to-4th generation interoperability.

Stefan Pleyer, Vice President Avionics, Rohde & Schwarz; Alexander Philipp, Managing Director of Rohde & Schwarz Vertriebs-GmbH; Adil Karim, Vice President, Strategy and Mission Solutions, Northrop Grumman; and Ahmed Selim, Global Director, Business Development, Northrop Grumman signing the MoU. (Image: Rohde & Schwarz)

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Rohde & Schwarz signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Berlin Security Conference in Germany to collaborate on turn-key solutions for 5th-to-4th generation interoperability.

The MOU addresses current and future challenges to connect European and U.S. assets in the dimensions air, ground and sea.

The agreement establishes a framework that enables the parties to strengthen technology development for more resilient, trusted secure multifunction capabilities to connect platforms across air, space, land and sea, including connectivity for air-to-air and air-to-ground communications. Additionally, they will collaborate on new opportunities that complement each party’s strengths, delivering best-of-breed solutions in support of Germany’s National Security Strategy, NATO goals and European Union defense objectives.

Adil Karim, vice president, strategy and mission solutions, Northrop Grumman explained: “Working together with German industry underscores the importance of rapidly developing solutions that European forces need today. This collaborative framework brings together decades of experience needed to protect our allied defense forces against today’s multi-layered threats.”

Hansjörg Herrbold, Vice President Secure Communications, Rohde & Schwarz, concluded: “Interoperability between existing and next generation platforms is an essential success factor for the development of European security and defense capabilities. With our large footprint in ground and air based communication systems, we are looking forward to connecting the most advanced platforms by bringing together both companies’ experience and capabilities.”

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Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz is striving for a safer and connected world with its Test & Measurement, Technology Systems and Networks & Cybersecurity Divisions. For 90 years, the global technology group has pushed technical boundaries with developments in cutting-edge technologies. The company's leading-edge products and solutions empower industrial, regulatory and government customers to attain technological and digital sovereignty. The privately owned, Munich based company can act independently, long-term and sustainably. Rohde & Schwarz generated net revenue of EUR 2.78 billion in the 2022/2023 fiscal year (July to June). On June 30, 2023, Rohde & Schwarz had around 13,800 employees worldwide.

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Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is a leading global aerospace and defense technology company. Our pioneering solutions equip our customers with the capabilities they need to connect and protect the world, and push the boundaries of human exploration across the universe. Driven by a shared purpose to solve our customers’ toughest problems, our 95,000 employees define possible every day.

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