Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has signed a teaming agreement with UK-based Knowledge Network Konsulting (KNK) Ltd. This agreement will enable Goodrich's Malvern, UK operation to collaborate with the KNK team in developing effective and comprehensive solutions to meet future intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) requirements.
Goodrich is a global provider of proven intelligence exploitation systems for the military while KNK is an innovative provider of intelligence management and decision support software. The integration of the two companies' software capabilities brings together the expertise required to develop a total ISR solution that offers: requirements generation and tasking; collection and fusion of information from multiple sources; and assessed decision-support outputs. These solutions are fully compliant with both NATO and Coalition Shared Database (CSD) standards.
Sam Macleod, managing director Goodrich's ISR Systems business explained, "We recently demonstrated the operational benefits gained from this teaming arrangement to the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) at Empire Challenge (EC) - 2011. The software capability we demonstrated at EC-11 combined the open source, open standards philosophy of iNTOOL with the standards and compliance expertise of the Goodrich CSD. This was a critical demonstration of the operation of a national specialized intelligence process coherently within a coalition environment."
Mark Nash, concepts director at KNK added, "Embracing data collection and exploitation activities within a managed and auditable process will enable commanders to make quicker decisions with increased confidence."
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