Monday, October 17, 2011

NG pulls out of Farnborough

In a move that underscores tight budgets, defense contractor Northrop Grumman had decided not to participate in the 2012 international air show in Farnborough, England, according to Reuters. Northrop spokesman Randy Belote, who said the company has participated in the alternating Farnborough and Paris air shows since 1994, said pulling out completely will save millions of dollars. (Source: Reuters, 10/14/11) Gulf Coast note: Northrop Grumman's Unmanned Systems Center in Moss Point, Miss., builds portions of the Global Hawk and Fire Scout unmanned systems.