Thursday, January 3, 2013

Northrop to pass on Paris show

WASHINGTON -- Northrop Grumman said it will not participate in the 2013 international air show in Paris, but could beef up its presence at air shows in Australia and the Middle East. The move is part of its overall drive to reduce costs as the U.S. defense industry tightens its belt. Northrop also bypassed the Farnborough air show outside London in 2012. (Source: Reuters, 01/02/13) Gulf Coast note: Northrop Grumman builds portions of the Global Hawk and its variants as well as the Fire Scout UAVs in Moss Point, Miss.