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Northrop Grumman to invest in new Australia facility

15 May 2017

Northrop Grumman announced on 15 May that it will invest AUD50 million (USD37 million) in developing a defence electronics maintenance and sustainment centre in Sydney, Australia.

The corporation said its Electronic Sustainment Centre of Excellence (ESCE) would be the "anchor tenant" in a new high-tech defence and aerospace precinct at the proposed Western Sydney Airport, which the government plans to build over next few years.

Northrop Grumman said the ESCE will support advanced electronics such as communications equipment, electronic warfare equipment, and targeting pods.

It added, "Over the coming decades, Australia will require defence solutions that are more sophisticated and increasingly reliant upon complex electronic systems.

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