On Nov. 23, Northrop Grumman Korea participated in the sixth annual Defense Network Centric Warfare (NCW) Forum held at the Air Force Club in Seoul, Republic of Korea (ROK). Organized by the Ministry of National Defense, the ROK Joint Chiefs of Staff and Ajou University, the Forum is an annual workshop that aims to improve the country’s NCW capability and better adapt to the changing security environment of the region.
“Advancing ROK NCW: Maritime Assets Integration” was the theme of this year’s Forum and more than 600 people including military experts and about 50 organizations related to ROK’s armed forces attended the workshop. Distinguished guests and speakers included Kim Tae-young, president of the Defense NCW Forum and former ROK Minister of National Defense; Vice Adm. Um, Hyun Sung, ROK vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and other key military experts who shared their NCW insights.
“NCW is a critical area for the Republic of Korea as it looks for ways to maximize its military capabilities and deter North Korean aggression,” said Dong Ha, corporate director, Northrop Grumman Korea, who led the company’s engagement at the Forum. “Northrop Grumman has leading capabilities in this area so this was an excellent showcase of our capabilities with ROK military officials and national security thought leaders.”
Northrop Grumman Korea participated in the Forum for the first time as a major sponsor, and presented its major ROK programs, including the RQ-4 Global Hawk Block 30 and Scaled Agile Beam Radar for the F-16 fighter. The company also featured a high level corporate video highlighting Northrop Grumman’s five major capabilities: C4ISR, cyber, autonomous systems, strike and logistics and modernization.