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LEONARDO Società per azioni



Share capital € 2.543.861.738,00

 

Corporate Officers


Chairman
Giovanni DE GENNARO


CEO
Alessandro PROFUMO


Headquarters


Legal Office
Piazza Monte Grappa, 4
00195 - Roma - (RM)
Italia
Phone: +39 06 324731
Fax: +39 06 3208621

 

Presentation

 

Leonardo is Italy's leading company in the high technology sector and among the major global players in Aerospace, Defence and Security.

Since 1 January 2016, Leonardo is One Company, carried out through merger operations for the incorporation of OTO Melara and WASS into Leonardo and the absorption of activities carried out by AgustaWestland, Alenia Aermacchi and Selex ES. Moreover, in 2016, the Company changed its name from Finmeccanica to Leonardo.

 

The organisational structure of the new “One Company” is composed of seven Divisions:

 

Helicopters

Aircraft

Aerostructures

Airborne & Space Systems

Land & Naval Defence Electronics

Defence Systems

Security & Information Systems


The Company also operates through its U.S. subsidiary Leonardo DRS and its joint ventures Telespazio, Thales Alenia Space and MBDA.

 

Leonardo, headquartered in Italy and with important production facilities in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Poland, in 2016 achieved revenues of 12 billion euro and new orders of 20 billion Euro.

 

Leonardo, listed on the Milan Stock Exchange (LDO), employs over 45,600 people and is present in 180 sites worldwide.

 

Leonardo’s success is based on technological excellence, investing 11% of its revenues in Research and Development. In 2016, approximately 10,000 employees, from the departments of engineering and technological product innovation, worked in the field of Research and Development
 

 

 

Activities and Products

 

Helicopters

The Helicopter Division is active in the design, development, production, customer support and marketing of Leonardo's extensive range of AgustaWestland products: modern helicopters and tiltrotors for civil, parapublic and defence applications.

 

The Division manages the entire helicopter development and production cycle. The plants, concentrated in Italy, the UK, Poland and the U.S., are fully integrated and are organised around "centre of excellence" that support the final assembly lines. The final assembly lines are located in Vergiate and Tessera (Italy), Yeovil (UK), Swidnik (Poland) and Philadelphia (U.S.).

 

Current production covers all the main helicopter weight categories, from the 1.8 tonne single-engine to the 16 tonne three-engine.

 

All the helicopters are dual use platforms except some specific military platforms: AW159, AW101, AW129 and NH90. The AW139, AW169 and AW189 models are part of a family of new generation helicopters, all featuring the same design philosophy and the same certification and safety standards. The family’s models also share many component parts and the same approach to maintenance and training. This translates into significant advantages in terms of operational efficiency and a reduction in through-life costs for the users.

The Helicopter Division considers innovation a key driver for growth and is committed to the study and introduction into the market of state-of-the-art technologies and platforms, including the AW609 tiltrotor, which combines the advantages of the fixed-wing aircraft's speed/range/altitude with the helicopter's ability to vertically take off/land and hover into one platform. Additional innovative solutions include remotely controlled/optionally piloted helicopters such as the Hero and the SW-4 Solo, in the development of Rotary Wing Unmanned Air Vehicles (RUAV) and Optionally Piloted Helicopters (OPH), which provide a great level of operational flexibility. The Division’s investment in the research, development and supply of a wide range of advanced technologies contributes to improving its helicopters’ performance and safety, and reducing operating costs and environmental impact.

 

The Helicopter Division also includes the operations of Polish subsidiary PZL-Swidnik, acquired in 2010.

Aircraft

The Aircraft Division is engaged in the design, development and production of trainer aircraft, military aircraft, aircraft for special missions, unmanned systems and nacelles. The Division is also active in logistic support and crew training for the above-mentioned products.

 

In the training sector, the Aircraft Division offers a range of aircraft that cover the entire pilot training syllabus, basic-advanced training on the new M-345 and into the advanced/lead-in fighter training phase with the M-346, now also available in the multi role version (M-346FT). It also offers a fully integrated Ground Based Training System (GBTS) designed to allow for efficient and effective training to military pilots and ground crew that includes Live Virtual Constructive simulation.

 

In the field of military aircraft, the Division produces advanced aircraft, leader in their class, such as the tactical airlifter C-27J, with its special mission MC-27J variants including C3-ISR, Fire Support and MP/SAR; the ATR 72 MP (Maritime Patrol) and the ATR 72 ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) twin turboprop.

 

In the regional transport aircraft segment, ATR (50% Leonardo and 50% Airbus) is the most successful in the global market for twin-engine turboprop aircraft, with over 1,500 aircraft sold and more than 200 operators in nearly 100 countries. The latest version in production, known as the -600 series, features digital avionics, new interiors, and reduced operational costs. The aircraft is available in the 50-seat version (ATR 42) and 70+ seat version (ATR 72).

 

International collaborative programmes include the Eurofighter Typhoon and , the nEUROn - the European full-scale technological demonstrator for an Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) - and the U.S. F-35 Lightning II programme.

 

In the UAS sector, the Division has implemented technology demonstrators, such as the Sky-X and Sky-Y that have been used as platforms for both national and European advanced research programmes and that helped to build experience that has allowed the Division to play an important role in the new generation European MALE RPAS (Remote Piloted Aircraft System) programme.

Aerostructures

By virtue of its experience in the processing of advanced materials, the Aerostructure Division plays a leading role in major U.S. and European civil aviation programmes. The Aerostructure Division designs, builds, tests and integrates structures and components for the major civil aircraft programmes in Europe and in the U.S. The range of products includes several types in the Boeing, Airbus, and ATR portfolios.

 

The Division provides Boeing with the supplying of advanced composite aerostructures for the 787 Dreamliner, 767 and 777. In particular, for the twin-engine Boeing 787 programme the Division contributes a significant part of the design and technology through the building of two sections of the fuselage and the horizontal stabilizer, which together total 14% of the aircraft’s structure.

 

Within the collaboration with Airbus, spanning more than 30 years, one of the most important programmes is the A380, where the Division plays a central role through the production of a significant part of the middle section of the fuselage. The Division also designed and builds the wing stringers of the A320 and the fuselage front section of the A321.

 

For the ATR family, the Division builds and equips all fuselages, complete with tail surfaces, for the 70-seat ATR 72 and the 50-seat ATR 42, utilising the highest amount of advanced composite materials among regional aircraft.

Airborne & Space Systems

The Airborne & Space Systems Division provides competitive, state-of-the-art complex systems and sensors for air platforms, including military aircraft, trainers, commercial planes, helicopters, UAVs, as well as space sensors and equipment for satellites. In particular, the Division provides ISTAR solutions (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition & Reconnaissance), based on integrated and agnostic architectures, thus capable of operating on any platform and with any on-board equipment to ensure a constant situational awareness and interoperability with any other operational asset. The Mission Systems, characterised by high flexibility and a user-friendly interface, provide easy management of the onboard sensors and a comprehensive picture of the tactical situation.

 

The Division is a world leader in airborne Surveillance and Fire Control radars, including advanced mechanically-scanned and Active E-Scan Array radars. Electro-optic and laser technology is used in high-power Infra-Red Search and Track systems for long-range surveillance and targeting.

 

The Division is the leading provider in Europe of airborne Electronic Warfare capability. This includes sensors, countermeasures and self-protection automatic systems, based on infrared technology and expendable RF decoys. It supplies for Electronic Warfare activities and supports customers through its Operational Support Centre, as well as Training Academy.

 

The Division also realises tactical UAV systems, such as the Falco, selected by various international clients for surveillance missions.

 

The offer includes, also for commercial planes, flight controls, autopilots, control panels, displays, Communication, Navigation and Identification systems, and Human-Machine Interfaces. The Division realises complete mission simulators and specialised training equipment.

 

The Division also operates in the Space sector, realising equipment such as solar panels, star trackers, as well as instruments for Earth Observation and scientific exploration.

 

Land & Naval Defence Electronics

The Land & Naval Defence Electronics Division offers the necessary expertise to guarantee land and naval forces, command and control capability, weapon systems management and network communications as well as operational situational awareness.

In the land domain, the Air Defence solutions for Border, Territory & Maritime Control are based on radar systems, and command and control systems – from the early warning RAT 31 to the multifunctional KRONOS radar family –for surveillance and protection against air and missile threats, including ballistic missiles.

The complete capability in Battlespace & Force Protection is guaranteed through the sharing of tactical and operational scenarios, the management of systems deployed in the field, and interoperability through C4I (Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence) systems. Through these competencies, the Division plays a primary role in the Forza NEC programme for the digitisation of the Italian Army.

 

In the naval domain, the Division realises and  integrates communication systems, navigation systems, radar sensors, fire control systems and electro-optronics.

Moreover, it is the authority in the design of Naval Management Combat Systems (ATHENA) able to satisfy operational requirements for any type of vessel, of any class.

 

The Division is also involved in the renewal of the Italian Navy’s fleet, with numerous innovative technologies, among these the Integrated Sensor Suite and, an advanced fully AESA family radar, fixed and rotating – X, C and L band, to respond to high precision stealth requirements.

The communications systems, realised for land and maritime applications, enable the operations exploits of HV and UHF as well SATCOM in military and civil bands.

The offer is complemented by logistics support integrated solutions and training.

 

Defence Systems

The Defence Systems Division designs, develops and produces land and naval artillery, guided and conventional munition and underwateer defence systems. The Division is among the global leaders in the design, development and manufacture of small, medium and large calibre (12.7 to 127mm) naval guns, and offers a whole range of land artillery ranging from small calibre (7.62 and 12.7 mm) to the larger ones currently on the market (105 and 120mm); innovative naval and land guided munition (DART and VULCANO family); and weaponry for military helicopters and aircraft (TM197B turret, Pintle Mount and the new Gunship).

 

In the land defence sector, the Division through a joint venture with Iveco contributes to the design, development and production of tanks and new generation wheeled armoured vehicles, such as the VBM Freccia and the Centauro, including the latest version, the Centauro II, a product with an outstanding amount of technological content.

In the field of underwater defence systems, the Division realises light and heavy weight torpedoes, anti-torpedo countermeasure systems for submarines and surface ships, and sonar systems for underwater surveillance. Among the top products in this sector, is the Black Shark, the new generation torpedo conceived to counter the most challenging threats.

 

Security & Information Systems

The Security & Information Systems Division is one of the major operators in the realisation of solutions for homeland security, critical infrastructure protection, emergency management, air and maritime traffic control, cybersecurity and data protection, as well as for automation systems in the logistics and transport sectors.

In particular, the Division’s offering includes secure and integrated communication networks allowing reliable information management for public security, emergency services and transport infrastructures.

Communication and interoperability are also core elements of the platform designed for the protection of critical infrastructures, as well as for the safeguard of territories, urban areas, and transports, used successfully during EXPO 2015.

 

The Division develops secure digital solutions for protection of data, networks and information systems. In the cyber domain, the system for the NATO Computer Incident Response Capability (NCIRC) is among the most significant solutions worldwide, serving over 70,000 NATO users in 29 countries.

 

Moreover, the Division is a leader in the sector of ATM (Air Traffic Management) and VTMS (Vessel Traffic Management System), with systems to support the fast, efficient and safe navigation of aircraft and vessels.

 

The Division, a key provider of large Postal and Courier Operators for postal logistics hubs and of major airports for baggage handling, provides multifunctional integrated solutions for the sorting, handling and tracking of letters, packages and baggage.

Space

In the Space sector, Leonardo provides a complete offering ranging from satellite manufacturing and orbiting infrastructures, up to the management of satellite services and the production of a wide range of high-tech instruments and sensors for applications such as Earth observation, remote sensing of atmospheric phenomena and ecosystems, planetary exploration, navigation missions, telecommunications, Space exploration and in-orbit experiments.

 

Leonardo operates in the Space sector through two joint ventures - Telespazio  (Leonardo 67% and Thales 33%) and Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67% and Leonardo 33%) - and through the activities of the Airborne & Space Systems Division.

 

Telespazio can count on a wealth of top-level experience: from space systems design and development to launch services and in-orbit satellite control management; from Earth observation services to integrated communications, satellite navigation and localisation, and scientific programmes. The Company’s experience is also drawn from the management of space infrastructure - including the Fucino Space Centre, the world’s largest civilian teleport - as well as from its involvement in major Space programmes.

Thales Alenia Space designs, manufactures, integrates, and tests innovative space technology systems. For over 40 years, Thales Alenia Space has been a leading operator in high performance satellite technologies in both the civilian and defence sectors. The Company is a leading industrial player in environmental programmes, satellite navigation, and defence and security. Thales Alenia Space is also leader in European and international scientific programmes, and one of the key suppliers of the International Space Station.

 

Through the Airborne & Space Systems Division, Leonardo also provides a wide range of instruments, sensors and products for Earth observation, Space exploration, navigation and telecommunication. The Division is one of the main operators at the European and international level, with an offer that includes radio frequency devices, photovoltaic panels, atom clocks, distribution and power control systems and robotic arms.

 

Additionally, Leonardo has a minority shareholding in AVIO, leader in the space launcher sector and in spacecraft propulsion and space exploration.

Leonardo DRS 

 

Leonardo DRS, based in the United States, is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime defence contractors worldwide. With nearly 5,500 employees prevalently in the United States and Canada, Leonardo DRS is a world leader across a range of state-of-the-art technology and defence and security products and services for military and civilian government customers primarily in the US, Canada, Australia, the Middle East and Asia. Leonardo DRS’ product range satisfies the needs of the most important customers in the aeronautical, land and naval sectors.

The Company has five core areas of capability and hundreds of individual programmes. Its core capability areas include: Naval Power and Electronics, including power generation, electric distribution ,energy storage, communication equipment systems for the U.S. Navy and Allied ships, submarines and carriers; Network and Computing, including systems to connect US and Allied ground forces with the most useful tactical information; Electro-Optic and Infrared Systems, technology that nables U.S. and Allied forces to “own the night” with integrated sensor systems to acquire and disseminate operational awareness information; Combat Support Systems, including solutions, among others, aircraft cargo handling and loading systems; and Global Communications, satellite-based communication systems for civilian agencies and the Armed Forces.

 

 

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Sector of activities

COMPONENTS
AIRBORNE PLATFORMS PROPULSION
engine equipment
overhaul/repair
EQUIPMENT AND FITTING-OUT MATERIALS
electronic equipment
for airborne platforms
for naval platforms
for land based platforms
for space platforms
EQUIPMENT AND STRUCTURAL ASSEMBLIES
MACHINING
aircraft
for vessels
for ground vehicles
NAVAL PLATFORMS PROPULSION
ships and submarine propulsion plants
minehunter auxiliary propulsion
SPACECRAFT PROPULSION
control systems for launcher engines
propulsion and releasement systems for launchers
 LAND BASED PLATFORMS PROPULSION
CONSULTATION, COMMAND AND CONTROL, COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
COMMAND, CONTROL AND INFORMATION
COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
strategic, tactical and integrated
training and simulation
underwater
CRYPTO COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
DATA/IMAGE PROCESSING, DISPLAY AND RECORDING SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT, DATA MANAGEMENT AND TRANSFER
airborne
base security systems
naval
EQUIPMENT FOR
aircraft
ground vehicles
satellite communications
strategic and tactical communications
telegraph and telephone networks, telegraphs and exchanges
vessels
DESIGNING
EQUIPMENT AND ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - ELECTRO AVIONIC
PLATFORMS
GROUND SEGMENT FOR OPERATIONS AND DATA PROCESSING
for UAV
for satellite systems
MISSION-RELATED SYSTEMS
SOFTWARE
AERONAUTICAL STRUCTURES
ELECTRONIC MEASURE AND COUNTERMEASURE SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT
CHAFFS LAUNCHERS
FOR AIRBORNE PLATFORMS
FOR NAVAL PLATFORMS
FOR LAND BASED PLATFORMS
FOR FIXED NETWORKS
FIXED AND FIELD FACILITIES, LOGISTIC AND TRAINING SERVICES
TRAINING CENTRES
FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT
containers, shelters
logistic
SIMULATORS
simulators of combat operations center
simulators of the operations center of propulsion
LOGISTIC SUPPORT
maintenance services
integrated maintenance systems
logistic/administrative computerized systems
integrated logistic support to ground segment for operations and data processing
aircraft logistic support
logistic support for naval units
engines logistic support
MAINTENANCE, TRANSFORMATION AND OVERHAUL
WEAPONS, WEAPON SYSTEMS AND AMMUNITION
ENGINES
for naval platforms
for space platforms
PLATFORMS
airborne
MISSION-RELATED SYSTEMS
NAVIGATION AIDS
FOR AIRBORNE PLATFORMS
FOR NAVAL PLATFORMS
FOR GROUND PLATFORMS
LANDING OPTICAL SYSTEMS
PLATFORMS
AIRCRAFT PLATFORMS
aircraft
helicopters
unmanned reconaissance aircraft
LAND-BASED PLATFORMS
tanks, armoured vehicles, self propelled artilleries
SPACECRAFT
small research satellites
remote sensing satellites
telecommunication satellites
R&D ACTIVITIES
ICT
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
OPERATIONS AND TRAINING
SAFETY, SURVIVAL AND RESCUE
FACILITIES SECURITY
base security systems
SENSORS
AIR DEFENCE AND SURVEILLANCE RADARS
ELECTRO-OPTICAL, PHOTOGRAMMETRIC SENSORS AND NIGHT/POOR VISIBILITY VISUAL EQUIPMENT
airborne visual equipment
avionic sensors, airborne instrumentation
ground and naval night vision systems
MAGNETIC SENSORS
NAVAL ELECTRO-ACUSTIC SENSORS
SURFACE AND SPECIAL TREATMENTS
CADMIUM PLATING
CHROMIZING
HEAT TREATMENTS
NON DESTRUCTIVE TESTS
NON POLLUTING PLASMA CHEMISTRY
OXIDIZATION
PICKLING
RADAR ABSORBING PAINT SYSTEMS
STEEL PASSIVATION
WEAPONS, WEAPON SYSTEMS AND AMMUNITION
WEAPONS
medium and heavy calibre artilleries
small calibre artilleries
missile components
rocket systems
missiles and launchers
auxiliary engines and missile components
weapon propulsion
ballistic protection
gun shields and missile launchers
torpedoes and ASW bombs
torpedo sonar
fuzes
tank turrets
AMMUNITION
76 mm gun, antiair and antitank artilleries
WEAPON SYSTEMS
electronic components for weapon systems
naval mine and anti-torpedo countermeasure systems
A/A defence systems
naval close-in defence systems (CIWS)
naval fire control systems
missile systems and fire control systems
missile and torpedo guidance systems
naval mine and torpedo systems