HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Jan. 16, 2024 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation have signed a teaming agreement to collaborate on integrated air and missile defense capabilities for Japan’s ground-based systems.

  • Northrop Grumman and Mitsubishi Electric will combine their respective technologies to develop a networking solution integrating Japan’s air and missile defense capabilities to share target information across various defense systems.
  • The partnership seeks to contribute to Japanese defense capability in integrated air and missile defense by providing better situational awareness, increased interoperability and effective resource management. 
Northrop Grumman and Mitsubishi Electric Collaborate to Elevate the Networking of Japan's Integrated Air Missile Defense Systems
Masahiko Arai, corporate executive, group senior vice president, defense & space systems, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, and Ian Reynolds, vice president, C4 missile defense business unit, Northrop Grumman, at the Huntsville Manufacturing Center. (Photo Credit: Northrop Grumman)


Rebecca Torzone, vice president and general manager, combat systems and mission readiness, Northrop Grumman: “The Japan Ministry of Defense (JMOD) is accelerating integrated air and missile defense by prioritizing investments in operationally resilient systems and exploring the advantages of networking systems to facilitate fire control. Today’s agreement with Mitsubishi Electric signifies a renewed collaborative relationship combining Northrop Grumman’s proven integrated air and missile defense capabilities with Japanese defense expertise to accelerate innovation, in alignment with JMOD’s priorities.”

About Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Air & Missile Defense Command and Control Capabilities:

Northrop Grumman’s proven integrated air and missile defense command and control capabilities offer warfighters scale and flexibility to meet the needs of their unique mission. The Integrated Battle Command System, which was developed for and  is currently being fielded to the U.S. Army, serves as a fundamental element with its ability to unify current and future assets across the battlespace, regardless of source, service or domain. Through its modular, open and scalable architecture, it gives warfighters capabilities not previously available by fusing sensor data for a single, actionable picture of the full battlespace that enables rapid, informed decisions to optimize shooters.

About Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is a leading global aerospace and defense technology company. Our pioneering solutions equip our customers with the capabilities they need to connect and protect the world, and push the boundaries of human exploration across the universe. Driven by a shared purpose to solve our customers’ toughest problems, our employees define possible every day.