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Leonardo Joins SIA

Leonardo Joins the Satellite Industry Association

Washington, D.C., December 11, 2018 – The Satellite Industry Association is pleased to announce that Leonardo, a global high-technology leader in aerospace, defense and security, has joined SIA.  Leonardo’s U.S.-based company, Leonardo DRS, supports custom end-to-end satellite communication (SATCOM) solutions for maritime, airborne and ground-mobile operations. The company is a leading provider of commercial satellite communication (COMSATCOM) services to the U.S. Federal Government and civil agencies, DoD as well as commercial non-government organizations.

Leonardo DRS engineers, manages and supports large-scale, mission-critical global communications by building the right solution with the right team. It is recognized for combining the strengths of top satellite operators, teleport operators, terrestrial transport providers, satellite equipment manufacturers, and skilled small business partners to build successful Complex Commercial SATCOM Solutions for customers.

“The Satellite Industry Association is pleased to announce that global satellite technology leader Leonardo is the Association’s newest member,” said Tom Stroup, President of SIA.  “Their longtime experience in the industry as well as their Federal Government and DoD COMSATCOM expertise will be a great benefit to the Association.”

“We are excited to join the long list of companies as part of the voice of the industry, helping satellite companies navigate and grow in complex environments,” said David Fields, Vice President and General Manager of Leonardo DRS’s Global Enterprise Solutions business unit. “We look forward in not only adding our experience, but to call upon the knowledge of this organization to continue our growth in the COMSATCOM market,” he said.

About Leonardo DRS

Leonardo DRS is a prime contractor, leading technology innovator and supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and defense contractors worldwide. Through its Global Enterprise Systems business unit, the company delivers world-class mission-critical satellite communications and security solutions with unmatched reliability and support anywhere in the world. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Leonardo DRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. See the full range of capabilities at  and on Twitter @LeonardoDRSnews.

About The Satellite Industry Association

SIA is a U.S.-based trade association providing representation of the leading satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers. For more than two decades, SIA has advocated on behalf of the U.S. satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the satellite business. For more information, visit

SIA Executive Members include: AT&T Services, Inc.; The Boeing Company; EchoStar Corporation; Intelsat S.A.; Iridium Communications Inc.; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions; Ligado Networks; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Maxar Technologies; Northrop Grumman Corporation; ; SES Americom, Inc.; Space Exploration Technologies Corp.; Spire Global Inc.; and Viasat, Inc.

SIA Associate Members include: ABS US Corp.;  Airbus Defense and Space, Inc.; Analytical Graphics, Inc.; Artel, LLC; Blue Origin; DataPath Inc.; Eutelsat America Corp.; ExoAnalytic Solutions; Globecomm; Globalstar, Inc.; Glowlink Communications Technology, Inc.; HawkEye 360; Hughes; Inmarsat, Inc.; Kymeta Corporation; L3 Technologies; Leonardo DRS; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Peraton: Planet; Telesat Canada; TrustComm, Inc.; Ultisat, Inc.; and XTAR, LLC.

SIA Affiliate Members include: The Aerospace Corporation; AQYR Technologies; COMSAT; Kencast; Newtec; ; RUAG Space; and Wiley Rein LLP