Northrop Grumman and Rohde & Schwarz sign MOU to support interoperability in Europe

Source: Northrop Grumman, Defence Industry Europe

Northrop Grumman Corporation and Rohde & Schwarz signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Berlin Security Conference in Germany to collaborate on future resilient communications systems across Europe, including multifunction technologies and upgrades for 5th-to-4th generation aircraft interoperability.


This MOU addresses current and future challenges to connect European and U.S. assets in the air, ground, sea and space domains and establishes a framework that enables the parties to:

  • Strengthen technology development for more resilient, trusted secure multifunction capabilities to connect platforms across domains.
  • Enable collaboration on strategic multi-domain connectivity for air-to-air and air-to-ground communications and to integrate with ground-based air defense systems.
  • Develop 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 Defence objectives.



Adil Karim, vice president, strategy and mission solutions, Northrop Grumman: “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: “Interoperability between existing and next generation platforms is an essential success factor for the development of European Security and Defence 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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