Raytheon Australia has acquired Canberra-based systems protection firm Compucat Research in an effort to widen the range of information security products available to Australian intelligence agencies.

The business assets of Compucat acquired by Raytheon include information assurance and software development domains.

The new acquisition will enable the company to gain specialist domain experience and technical knowledge in cybersecurity services and will provide greater capacity and the ability to act as a portal to Raytheon’s broad range of information and cybersecurity activities.

Raytheon Australia managing director Michael Ward said the acquisition would further enhance the company’s offerings to the defence sector and make it the trusted partner of the intelligence community.