our structure

Leonardo is the point of arrival after a significant process of renewal and transformation, from financial holding company to integrated industrial entity.

Since 1 January 2016, through the merger operations for the incorporation of OTO Melara and WASS into Leonardo - Finmeccanica and the absorption of the activities carried out by AgustaWestland, Alenia Aermacchi and Selex ES, a more efficient and cohesive management of industrial processes and relationships with customers and suppliers has been ensured.

Leonardo operates in four sectors – Helicopters; Aeronautics; Electronics, Defence & Security Systems; Space – and is organised into seven divisions.


Helicopters Aircraft Aerostructures Airborne & Space Systems Land & Naval Defence Electronics Security & Information Systems Defence Systems


Leonardo maintains Parent Company and Corporate Centre functions for its subsidiaries and joint ventures:


  • DRS Technologies, a US subsidiary, which focuses on the supply of products and services and the integrated support to Armed Forces as well as intelligence agencies and defence companies;
  • MBDA, the joint venture established with BAE Systems and Airbus Group for missile systems;
  • Telespazio and Thales Alenia Space, the two joint ventures established with Thales within the scope of the Space Alliance, respectively for satellite services and for the manufacture of satellites and orbiting infrastructure;
  • ATR, the joint venture established with Airbus Group to build regional aircraft.