Northrop Grumman Corporation UK has been awarded a contract by the Ministry of Defence of Brunei Darussalam to provide a joint operations centre command for its armed forces.
The contract, which will be undertaken by Northrop Grumman UK, will include the supply of an integrated Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) headquarters system and a deployable Joint Operations Centre (JOC) — together with the provision of training and in-country support.
The JOC will provide the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) with a facility that will deliver command and control capability for military commands and civil organisations at both national and international level, and will be interoperable with its NATO and ASEAN allies and coalition partners. The award follows the completion of a rigorous phase of system assessment in which Northrop Grumman successfully demonstrated the capabilities of its technical solution.
“We are delighted to have been selected to provide this important enhancement to Brunei’s defence capabilities. It will not only help improve national security and the protection of its natural resources, but also will allow the RBAF to be a lead nation in regional and coalition activities,” said Paul Davison, director Defence Systems Europe for Northrop Grumman’s Information Systems sector.
“This further endorses our proven capability as a C4I solution provider and the already successful deployment of our strategic command and control systems around the world supporting international operations. We look forward to working with Brunei industry and to supporting the RBAF for the full life cycle of this programme.”