LONDON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Brunei defense authorities have contracted Northrop Grumman Corp. to support the Royal Brunei armed forces with a new command-and-control center.
Northrop Grumman announced its U.K.-based operations were awarded the contract from the Ministry of Defense of Brunei Darussalam in Southeast Asia.
Under the deal, Northrop Grumman will provide a Joint Operations Center installation designed to support the Brunei armed forces with next-generation command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.
"We are delighted to have been selected to provide this important enhancement to Brunei's defense capabilities," Paul Davison, Northrop Grumman's Information Systems sector Defense Systems Europe director, said in a statement.
"It will not only help improve national security and the protection of its natural resources but also will allow the Royal Brunei armed forces to be a lead nation in regional and coalition activities."