- Agreement signed at Farnborough Airshow will enhance capabilities for future Australian defense and civil programs
CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 21, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Goodrich Corporation's (NYSE: GR) ISR Systems business in Malvern, UK signed a teaming agreement with Australia's SYPAQ, a systems integration and consultancy company based in Melbourne, Victoria, to support future intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems within Australia. The agreement was signed at the Farnborough Airshow today by Sam Macleod, managing director, Goodrich ISR Systems in Malvern, and George Vicino, managing director, SYPAQ. Under the agreement, SYPAQ will act as the prime contractor for Goodrich's civil and defense ISR campaigns within Australia.
Deputy Premier of Victoria Rob Hulls and Air Vice Marshall John Kindler, who witnessed the signing, noted that the teaming agreement was a great example of the type of cooperation they want to promote between Victoria and companies with locations in the UK.
Macleod said, "With leading-edge ISR capabilities, Goodrich and SYPAQ intend to provide network-centric solutions for the Australian Defence Forces. We will focus on a 'system of systems' approach to future battlespace challenges, force protection solutions, and civil emergency service applications such as bushfire monitoring."
Deputy Premier Hulls said, "It is exciting to see SYPAQ and Goodrich, two leading edge companies, sign an agreement such as this. Victoria has one of the largest and most innovative aerospace and defense sectors in Australia and it is a testament to both Victorian industry and SYPAQ's capability. I congratulate both companies and wish them well for the future."
Vicino agreed saying, "Goodrich ISR technology is well suited to current Australian ISR requirements in defense as well as civil security and emergency services domains, in particular the need for high-performance image capture, exploitation, storage and retrieval systems. Together, Goodrich and SYPAQ intend to provide integrated ISR solutions that are fully supported in Australia."
A photo of the signing is available on the Goodrich image library by clicking here:
Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of systems and services to aerospace, defense and homeland security markets. With one of the most strategically diversified portfolios of products in the industry, Goodrich serves a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and service facilities. For more information visit http://www.goodrich.com/.
SYPAQ Systems Pty Ltd (SYPAQ), a privately held Australian company, is a supplier of consulting, integration and support services to the defense, aerospace and government markets and related IT and communications systems. Since 1992, SYPAQ has provided highly effective, sustainable solutions to complex strategic, tactical and operational requirements. For more information visit http://www.sypaq.com.au/
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