Who We Are in Australia

Northrop Grumman is proud of its established relationship with the Commonwealth of Australia and is committed to enhancing its business and geographic footprint in country. We have a strong customer base in Australia and have been supporting a variety of defence and civil programmes here for more than 20 years.

As a leading provider and integrator of autonomous, C4ISR, cyber, logistics and strike systems and solutions, Northrop Grumman works with Australia’s Defence Force to ensure border and Pacific-region security and mission success.

Northrop Grumman is deeply committed to growing its investment in Australia through partnerships and acquisitions. In addition to Qantas Defence Services (now Northrop Grumman Australia – Technology Services), Northrop Grumman acquired M5 Network Security (now Australian Intelligence & Cyber Solutions), a Canberra-based provider of cyber security and secure mobile communications.

Ian Irving Ian Irving, Chief Executive for Australia, Northrop Grumman Corporation
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Ian Irving is the chief executive for Northrop Grumman in Australia. In this position, he supports the company's current programmes, develops strategies for growth and identifies new business opportunities in Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

Irving has more than 25 years of experience in the Australian aerospace and defence industry. He joined Northrop Grumman from ALTILUS and he previously served in leadership roles at Thales Australia, Rockwell and Boeing Australia.


Northrop Grumman's Australia headquarters is in the Canberra suburb of Braddon. The company employs more than 500 people across all of the Australian states and territories.


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