RTX Cyber and Intel Business Becomes Nightwing


Washington: The cybersecurity and intelligence division RTX sold has now become a business known as Nightwing. Word of the standalone company comes months after RTX disclosed a $1.3 billion arrangement in quarterly financial documents.


An RTX spokesperson on April 1 said the deal had gone through and that Nightwing was “not connected” to the defence contractor. The spokesperson did not name the buyer. It was  previously reported as private equity firm Blackstone.

Nightwing’s leadership features RTX alumni, including John DeSimone, Steve Worley, Timothy Zentz, Jon Check, Lori Scherer and Ron McDermott. The company bills itself as “40 years in the making.”


“Nightwing may be a new name, but we’re no amateurs,” its website reads. “Previously part of a leading Fortune 100 company, we became independent in 2024.”

RTX is the second-largest defence contractor in the world when ranked by defence-related revenue. The Virginia-based company earned $39.6 billion in defence revenue in 2022 and $41.9 billion in 2021, according to the Defence News Top 100 list.

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