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Ed Bush on Northrop’s Teaming Agreement to Aid Brazil in Border Security

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In a September 10 article, ExecutiveBiz detailed the signing of a teaming agreement for Northrop Grumman and a Brazilian firm to develop security technologies for Brazil’s border monitoring system.

Ed Bush, vice president for C4ISR networked systems at Northrop, spoke about the contract in a recent interview with ExecutiveBiz.

“It’s a good example of a partnership that Northrop Grumman is starting with organic resources within another country,” he said.

“We are teamed with Flight Technologies and are looking to help them and the Brazilian government as they move toward the future. They are trying to increase their border security and protect their national interests through a very large border and area, which is a technical challenge,” he added.

Northrop and Flight Technologies will design a system made up of land-based radars, communications systems and unmanned aerial systems designed to discover illegal activities on Brazil’s borders.

“This is a good match, with Northrop and Flight Technologies, who are an emerging company in the Brazilian market and C4ISR, to be able to team together and bring the best technology to the country, as well as have a good understanding of national priorities and the goals that the Brazilians would like to achieve.”

He concluded, “We look forward to this alliance continuing for many years to come in terms of helping the Brazilians with their C4ISR and also their internal homeland border security.”

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