Northrop Grumman UK and SH Defence Announce Partnership at DSEI 2023


LONDON – Sept. 14, 2023 – Northrop Grumman UK Ltd and SH Defence signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the development of new multi-mission solutions that can be added to an existing vessel to strengthen critical capabilities across naval operations.

Collaboration builds on Northrop Grumman expertise with advanced control system solutions for naval vessels

SH Defence mission modularity solutions include The Cube™ which has the flexibility to provide for multiple missions

Modules can include a range of systems including mine hunting advanced intelligence, surveillance and target acquisition, or deployable vessels.


Nick Chaffey, Chief Executive Officer, Northrop Grumman UK: “Through this collaboration, we’ll develop systems to provide a versatile approach for naval operators to realize true mission modularity. These modular solutions build on experience developing platforms that keep our naval forces effectively operating no matter their mission.”

Rene Bertelsen, Chief Executive Officer, SH Defence: “Northrop Grumman has a well proven mission management system that can connect with The Cube to add value for the end users with ease of integration. We look forward to supplying joint solutions for our customers.”

Details on Program:

Northrop Grumman’s advanced naval technology is relied on by customers across the globe to enable multi-mission support capabilities, including on the Royal Navy’s Type 45 Destroyer, Hunt Class Minehunter, Queen Elizabeth Class carrier and Astute Class submarine.

Our Integrated Platform Management Systems provide real time monitoring, control and diagnostics of vessel status and all its machinery.

Our Multifunction Prime Power System (MPPS) is designed to support current and emerging systems like electromagnetic sensors, directed energy weapons and radars, providing scalable energy storage and management that meet the needs of modern naval warfare.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global aerospace and defense technology company. Our pioneering solutions equip our customers with the capabilities they need to connect and protect the world, and push the boundaries of human exploration across the universe. Driven by a shared purpose to solve our customers’ toughest problems, our 98,000 employees define possible every day.