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Northrop Grumman expands British facility

LONDON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Global security company Northrop Grumman Corp. announced the opening of an extended facility in Britain for the support of its unmanned ground vehicle program.

Northrop Grumman opened its enhanced facilities in Coventry to support a full range of unmanned ground vehicles for the British Ministry of Defense, including the Wheelbarrow and CUTLASS next generation of vehicles.

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Paul Davison, vice president and managing director for Northrop Grumman's Information Systems in Europe, said the facility represents a significant investment in upgrades to its Coventry site.

"This now increases the company's capability to develop, manufacture and maintain the full range of our unmanned vehicles in a secure state-of-the-art environment," he said.

Northrop Grumman designs, develops and manufactures a range of unmanned ground vehicles at Coventry. Bomb disposal vehicles like the Wheelbarrow support hazardous operations planned for the MOD.

The security company said many of its vehicles at Coventry are configured for ordnance disposal and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear missions.

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