Minister clare announced on 28th Jun 2011 his signing of a Global Supply Chain Deed with multinational Defence company Northrop Grumman – the third largest Defence company in the United States.
The Deed is the first step in helping Australian companies access more opportunities through Northrop Grumman’s global supply chain.
“Northrop Grumman is a big addition to our Global Supply Chain program and I’m pleased they have come on board,” Mr Clare said.
“It is recognition of the strength of the Australian Defence industry and Northrop Grumman’s commitment to working with it.
“Australian small and medium businesses have a range of quality products and services. This Deed will help them get access to more work across the global supply chain of one of the world’s largest Defence companies.”
Northrop Grumman joins five multi-national Defence companies that have already signed with the Australian Government – Boeing, Raytheon, Thales, Eurocopter and Lockheed Martin.