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.

Chris Deeble Chris Deeble, Chief Executive for Australia, Northrop Grumman Corporation
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Chris Deeble is chief executive of Northrop Grumman Australia. He supports the company's current programmes, develops strategies for growth and identifies new business opportunities in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. Deeble has extensive acquisition and sustainment program experience, as well as a deep understanding of organizational strategy and operational excellence.

Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Deeble worked for Airservices Australia as the program executive for OneSKY, responsible for delivering the Civil Military Air Traffic Management System for Australia.

Deeble served for 37 years in the Australian Defence Force, most notably as an Air Vice-Marshal. He oversaw multiple programs such as the Joint Strike Fighter, Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control, Multi Role Tanker Transport and the Navy Collins Class Submarine. His performance in leading these complex programs was recognized in 2016 with the Officer of the Order of Australia award.


Northrop Grumman’s Australia headquarters is in the Canberra suburb of Symonston. The company employs more than 500 people across Australia.


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