Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has formally launched operations in New Zealand this week in a ceremony in Wellington.
Ian Irving, chief executive for Northrop Grumman Australia, who also has responsibility for New Zealand, welcomed the company's further expansion into the Asia-Pacific region. "Northrop Grumman has made the decision to invest in this region for the long term," Irving said. "Our desire is to bring to New Zealand the new capabilities that it will need for the future and to see these capabilities delivered by New Zealanders, both within Northrop Grumman and our local industrial partners."
Northrop Grumman is partnering and developing local industry in New Zealand through strategic partnering with local regional companies including Electrotech in navigation systems, and DataCom in broader Information and Communication Technology areas.
"We're very excited about our initial partnerships in New Zealand and now we're actively looking at other New Zealand local content opportunities," Irving said. "I'm committed to extending our excellent Global Supply Chain Program from Australia to also include New Zealand firms."
In Australia, the acquisition of M5 Network Security and QDS, now Northrop Grumman Integrated Defence Services (IDS), over the past two years has seen a rapid expansion of Northrop Grumman's in-country presence. As part of its expansion into the region, Northrop Grumman is building capability and service delivery to customers across the Asia-Pacific.
Source: Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)
Date: Mar 31, 2015