Northrop Grumman, RMIT University to study UAS airworthiness in Australia

13 May 2014

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) said it is collaborating with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University to study airworthiness requirements for operating unmanned aircraft systems in Australia.

The collaboration involves developing solutions for safely and efficiently operating UAS in all airspace environments with a particular focus on larger systems the size of small commercial jets.

Northrop Grumman has 70 years´ experience producing unmanned vehicles and has delivered more than 100,000 unmanned aircraft systems to military customers in the US and around the world.

RMIT is a global university of technology and design and Australia´s largest tertiary institution. RMIT´s Sir Lawrence Wackett Aerospace Research Centre is also the largest research centre dedicated to aerospace in Australia, with broad expertise in the design, manufacture and certification of advanced aerospace systems.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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