Northrop Grumman Australia has linked with local electronics engineering company IntelliDesign for hardware design services and contract manufacturing of communications devices.
IntelliDesign will work on Northrop Grumman’s Secure Communications Solution (SCS) devices – the SCS-200 capability – which provides simple, secure network access for deployed teams and individuals working for defence and the Department of Home Affairs.
Northrop Grumman Asia Pacific general manager Christine Zeitz said: “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.
“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.”
Brisbane-based IntelliDesign bills itself as an electronics design and manufacturing partner for those who need innovative electronic products to create unique, robust and integrated solutions.
Its team of designers, engineers, production technicians and managers, operates a one-stop ‘concept-design-manufacture’ facility.
IntelliDesign CEO Matt Bromwich the partnership forms part of his company’s long-term strategy to be Northrop Grumman’s electronic design and manufacturing partner of choice in the development of future communication devices.
Northrop Grumman Australia is also offering IntelliDesign certification accreditation resources and recommendations around protecting their systems and infrastructure from cyber threats.
This support will result in improved supply chain assurance for Northrop Grumman Australia and its customers, as well as protecting the IntelliDesign business for the benefit of all their customers.
The new SCS-200s, manufactured at IntelliDesign’s plant in Seventeen Mile Rocks, Queensland, are scheduled to roll off the production line in 2023 to be employed in several applications across Government.
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