Northrop Grumman, UTC Aerospace announce technology pact

PARIS AIR SHOW. Northrop Grumman and UTC Aerospace Systems announced at the Air Show that they would be joining forces to collaborate on products and systems to better serve their joint customers.

Speaking about the accord, Dave Gitlin, president of , said: " is forward-thinking on a new approach to working with key suppliers to find win-win arrangements that produce the best results for our two companies, and for our end customers ... This is all about accelerating innovation." Geoff Hunt, vice president of technology and engineering for UTC Aerospace Systems, stated: "Over the last five years, UTC Aerospace Systems has amassed a portfolio of over 4,000 aircraft components and terabytes of related performance data. Along the way, we have built a deep understanding of system of systems (SoS) level design."

Greg Manuel, vice president, Global Supply Chain, for Northrop Grumman, added: "We look forward to gaining a deeper understanding of what UTC Aerospace Systems has to offer in terms of emerging technology and fundamental capability. Our goal is to discover where we can leverage each other's strengths, and together fine-tune our focus and investments."

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