AME Systems has obtained certification to produce wire harnessing for MQ-4C Triton builds.
MQ-4C Tritons are long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicles used for surveillance and reconnaissance.
With the newly acquired certification, AME Systems is now a Northrop Grumman supplier of cabling and wiring harnesses associated with the MQ-4C Triton program for the Royal Australian Air Force.
AME Systems managing director Nick Carthew said the company was "extremely proud to be partnering with Northrop Grumman."
The Ararat headquartered company is now one of only three companies globally certified to this level of manufacturing, positioning AME Systems as a potential supplier of further technology to Northrop Grumman and the broader Australian defence industry.
Northrop Grumman Australia chief executive Chris Deeble said the partnership ensures both companies are well-positioned in the current market.
"AME joins a growing number of Australian companies supplying components for the Triton system and we look forward to delivering the first Australian Triton, built with Australian-made components, in 2023."
The harnesses will be used in the production of both Royal Australian Air Force and U.S. Navy Tritons.
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