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Selex Galileo: A Leader in Defense Systems
Amber Tucker
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Managerial Accounting-MGMT 517

Abstract A look inside an Italian-based, leading global defense company reveals roots dating back to discoveries made by the famous, Galileo Galilei in the 1500s. The introduction of the telescope along with the realization of Jupiter’s satellites, and speed of falling objects have been the backbone of Selex Galileo. The company exhibits a strong willingness to work alongside competitors to maintain global defense measures. The staggering 17% commitment of revenue to Research and Development make Selex Galileo a company that maintains flexibility and innovation throughout changing times and demands. Company profits of 2014 are probably well above the 2011 revenues that totaled over 3.5 billion Euros. With an ever-decreasing military budget, Selex Galileo is finding ways to continue its strides and success.

Backdrop
In the teachings of astronomy, “Galileo” is credited as the Italian astronomer and mathematician that first used a telescope to study the stars. This leap in science occurred during his lifetime, 1564-1642. He has also been credited with discovering that different weights will descend at the same rate. He perfected the refracting telescope during his lifetime. The perfecting of the telescope led to his discovery of Jupiter’s satellites, sunspots, and craters on the Earth’s moon. Because of Galileo Galilei’s advances in the area of astronomy, the United States later named a space probe to Jupiter “Galileo”, in 1989. (Galileo, n.d.)
Company Background
Selex Galileo (SG) is a subsidiary of an Italian based company called Finmeccanica. SG is a collaboration of companies. Its original company dates back to the Marconi Company founded in 1898 in the United Kingdom. “In 1946 the company was acquired by the English…...

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