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archTIS secures first Defence Industry commercial contract with Northrop Grumman

Jun 18, 2020 | Press Releases

archTIS has secured its first Defence Industry commercial contract with Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) to purchase licences of our Kojensi cloud platform to securely share information for its business development teams.

This contract with the global US$53 billion Military System Integrator (MSI)  demonstrates Kojensi’s diverse market sector application.

The Kojensi Platform will be used to prepare Government and Defence tenders between Northrop Grumman business development teams in Australia, the US and their partners.

archTIS chief executive officer Daniel Lai said: “Following on from our win in the Education and Space sector with Curtin University, this agreement demonstrates the broad demand for Kojensi outside the Government sector and reinforces our recent efforts to pivot the platform to service a larger number of corporate customers. 

“We are pleased with the win, and excited by the response and engagement we are getting in this sector.”

Defence Industry demand

The company believes the sale demonstrates the broad demand for secure information cloud SaaS platforms and continues archTIS’ strong path to commercialisation of the Kojensi Platform.

Lai said: “With global Defence sector spending at a 10-year high there is an international need to share sensitive and classified information securely and efficiently across the global Defence supply chain.

“Defence suppliers are known targets for foreign state actors and organised crime cyber-attacks.

“Our Kojensi platform is a simple answer to address this problem.”

Northrop Grumman will initially use the platform within their Australian and US Business Development teams, which will allow secure and seamless collaboration on highly confidential Defence Tender submissions.

Northrop Grumman in Australia

Northrop Grumman is a leading provider and integrator of autonomous, C4ISR, cyber, logistics and strike systems and solutions, and works with the Australian Defence Force to ensure border and Pacific-region and joint operations mission success.

The MSI’s chief executive for Australia Chris Deeble said: “Northrop Grumman is deeply committed to building Australian defence industry capability through partnerships and collaboration.

“The company continues to support small-medium enterprises, such as archTIS, to deliver innovative capabilities and technologies.”

Secure information sharing

The company is confident that the Kojensi platform for sharing and collaborating on sensitive or classified information will be in high demand in the future.

According to the Centre for Defence Industry Capability there are around 5,000 businesses in the Australian Defence Industry sector employing about 40,000 individuals.

archTIS is well positioned to capitalise on the Australian Government $200 billion investment into modernising Australia’s Defence capability.

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