Northrop Grumman has concluded its purchase of Qantas Defence Services, the unit that provides support to the Royal Australian Air Force’s A330 multi-role tanker transports (MRTT).
The unit will be renamed Northrop Grumman Integrated Defence Services (
“We expect this to be an important platform for international growth in our key focus areas of unmanned, cyber, C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance), and logistics and modernization."
Northrop provided no details about the terms of the transaction.
In addition to its A330 MRTT work, the unit provides operational logistics services for the Australian government's
Northrop Grumman IDS, which has more than 300 employees in facilities throughout Australia, also offers engineering consultancy services to maritime customers such as the Royal Australian Navy. In 2013 it was awarded a contract to refurbish Indonesia's Lockheed C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.