KONGSBERG DEFENCE & AEROSPACE AS is the leading defence contractor and one of the leading high technology corporations in Norway. The defence activities focus on development, production and maintenance of naval systems and underwater-technology, anti-ship missiles, tactical communication equipment, C/systems, defence tactical trainers,air-defence system, weapon station for gun, and space activities. The KONGSBERG GROUP ASA has two main business areas, KONGSBERG DEFENCE & EROSPACE AS which includes KONGSBERG DEFENCE COMMUNICATION AS and KONGSBERG MARITIME AS, which includes SIMRAD AS. The company has taken advantage of the synergies between military and civilian technology, investing heavily in research and development. The company has today more then 4000 employees.