Leonardo is looking to expand further in Australia and is “absolutely open” to making additional acquisitions in the country, Michael Lenton, chairman of the group’s in-country subsidiary, Selex ES Australia Pty Ltd, told Jane’s on 31 October.
Leonardo is currently represented in Australia by two subsidiary companies: Selex ES Australia Pty Ltd and AgustaWestland Australia Pty Ltd. The group also has a presence through its investment in the consortium EuroTorp, a torpedo specialist, which is active in Australia. Lenton said that Leonardo Australia, as an official legal entity, was expected to be established in the short term.
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