Raytheon devours Aussie security firm

US defence company Raytheon has today announced its acquisition of Canberra-based systems protection firm Compucat Research.

US defence company Raytheon has today announced its acquisition of Canberra-based systems protection firm Compucat Research.

A Super Hornet taking off from the USS Abraham Lincoln Flight Deck

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Raytheon acquired the security and data protection firm to broaden the range of information security products it offers to Australian intelligence agencies, according to the announcement.

The defence company would not disclose any further information about the value of the assets or further details about the acquisition.

This announcement came after Raytheon signed a contract with the Australian Defence Force to provide training solutions for Australian Super Hornet air services on Friday.

According to the Australian Financial Review, Raytheon picked up 45 people through the acquisition.

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