Leonardo is a global player in the high-tech sectors and a major operator worldwide in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sectors. Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has more than 49,000 employees of whom about 37% abroad, and in 2018 recorded 15.1 billion Euros in orders. Leonardo launched its physical presence into the Australian defence market in 2013, following its appointment as Prime Systems Integrator for the multi-million-dollar SEA1442 Phase 4 project. Leveraging a new facility and local capability, Leonardo commenced execution and delivery of the contract to install the New Generation Maritime Communications Systems for Australia’s Anzac Class frigate fleet. Today Leonardo Australia is a key player within the Australian Defence Industry with a mandate to represent all Leonardo Lines of Business, Subsidiaries and Joint Ventures in Australia and New Zealand. The principle business activities of Leonardo Australia rest within helicopters, naval projects and electronics as well as a new Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Facility, currently being established in in Victoria.