Northrop’s Aussie acquisition expands cybersecurity offerings

Canberra firm provides products, services to Australian military and intelligence organizations.

Northrop Grumman Corp., of Falls Church, Va., ranks  on Washington Technology’s  of the largest federal government contractors.

Northrop Grumman Corp. will broaden its cybersecurity and mobile product offerings with the acquisition of privately held M5 Network Security Pty Ltd., an Australian company.

Financial terms of the deal, which is expected to close later this year, were not reported in the June 7 Northrop announcement.

The Canberra company provides cybersecurity and secure mobile communications products and services, and advanced analytics to Australian military and intelligence organizations.

"This acquisition enhances our ability to provide innovative, agile and proven cybersecurity and communication solutions to Australian customers," said Wes Bush, Northrop Grumman chairman, chief executive officer and president, in the announcement.

The acquisition is subject to Australian government review.

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