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Tawazun, Northrop sign development deal

Feb. 23, 2009 at 11:03 AM   |   Comments

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. company Northrop Grumman has signed an agreement with Tawazun Holding to jointly develop defense technologies for the United Arab Emirates.

UAE-based Tawazun Holding and Northrop Grumman have signed a memorandum of understanding designed to establish a business alliance for the future development of defense technologies to meet the evolving security needs of the United Arab Emirates.

As part of the business alliance -- which also serves to meet the economic diversification objectives of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates -- Tawazun and Northrop Grumman will collaborate on a variety of defense projects and identify viable business opportunities.

"We are honored to work with Tawazun to help support its goals to bring technology and expertise to the U.A.E., create economic diversification and manage the country's defense industry," John Johnson, sector vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems division, said in a statement.

"Northrop Grumman understands its vision to strengthen and develop the future economy of Abu Dhabi through strategic industry partnerships. I look forward to a long and very successful working relationship."

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