Northrop Grumman Australia, IntelliDesign team up for Sovereign Secure Communication Capability


Northrop Grumman Australia has reached an agreement with Australian electronics engineering company IntelliDesign for hardware design services and contract manufacturing of Secure Communications Solution (SCS) devices.

Christine Zeitz, general manager, Northrop Grumman Asia Pacific, said the company’s sovereign SCS-200 capability provides simple, secure network access for deployed teams and individuals, supporting customers such as the Department of Defence and Department of Home Affairs.

“Our agreement with IntelliDesign will help ensure Northrop Grumman Australia is able to deliver sovereign, resilient and secure communications capabilities to support Defence and Commonwealth agencies,” Ms Zeitz added.

“Our partnership also creates additional benefits for local small to medium businesses in IntelliDesign’s already established supply chain to become part of Australia’s defence industry and to grow our nation’s sovereign industrial capability.”

Matt Bromwich, CEO of IntelliDesign, said the agreement supports IntelliDesign’s engagement on future projects across the business.

According to him, it also incorporates new Commonwealth of Australia requirements and expands on supply chain governance and assurance in areas such as cyber security.

“We are immensely proud to be supporting Northrop Grumman with the manufacturing of the SCS-200, a leading-edge communication device” Mr Bromwich stated.

“This partnership forms part of our long-term strategy to be Northrop Grumman’s electronic design and manufacturing partner of choice in the development of future communication devices.”

The new SCS-200s, which will be made at IntelliDesign’s facilities in Seventeen Mile Rocks, Queensland, are expected to be delivered in 2023 and will be used in a variety of government applications.

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