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Northrop Grumman to Protect Australian Aircraft

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) secured a contract from the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation “to provide integrated airfield and asset protection solutions for the Royal Australian Air Force C-17 aircraft.”

For the task, the firm will use its Expeditionary Tactical Automated Security System, called “ExTASS, ” to protect the aircraft.

“This contract demonstrates the continued cooperation between the U.S. and Australia in the worldwide fight against terrorism, ” said Michael Danick, programs director with the integrated command, control, communications and intelligence systems business of Northrop Grumman Information Systems sector. “We are proud to expand on our critical infrastructure and force protection capabilities to support the Australian Department of Defence.”

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