Company executives met senior customer representatives and industry partners at a ceremony and reception held in Riyadh to mark the opening.
“Saudi Arabia represents one of Northrop Grumman’s largest potential growth markets for defence products and infrastructure security in the Middle East,” said Brian Morra, vice president business development and strategic planning for Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Systems sector.
“Saudi Arabia is an important market in which we have considerable capabilities to offer, and the office in Riyadh will enable us to strengthen the close ties we have traditionally maintained with our Saudi customers and support their defence and security needs.”
The new office will be headed by James Brungess, vice-president for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain for Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems International. Brungess will work to build a strong local presence and enhanced working relationships with the Saudi Arabian customer base and industry partners, and to strengthen the company’s ability to pursue new business opportunities.
Northrop Grumman capabilities include a wide range of defence and security infrastructure system solutions from border security and maritime surveillance, to airborne early warning and control, electronic warfare and training, logistics and services.
Northrop Grumman is not new to the Middle East. The company has had its regional headquarters in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates for more than a decade. The Riyadh office is the first of a series of new locations being considered to address the growing military and security needs within the Middle East and North Africa.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defence and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.