From Finmeccanica to Leonardo: a new brand that defines the change of the company and its transformation from a financial holding company to an operational, integrated and innovative industrial entity.


Chosen for its strong evocative significance, the new name is inspired by Leonardo da Vinci, a universally recognised symbol of creativity and innovation.


Leonardo is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sectors. Headquartered in Italy, the company employs more than 47,000 employees worldwide.


Leonardo has offices and industrial plants across 15 countries, with a strong presence in Italy,  the United Kingdom, the United States and Poland, and strategic partnerships in the most important high potential international markets.


Since 4 July 2013 Gianni De Gennaro is the Chairman and since 15 May 2014 Mauro Moretti is the CEO and General Manager. 

Leonardo has an organisational structure composed of seven divisions. It also maintains Parent Company and Corporate Centre functions for the following subsidiaries and joint ventures: DRS Technologies, MBDA, Telespazio, Thales Alenia Space and ATR.


Among subsidiary companies there is also Leonardo Global Solutions, which operates with the aim of optimising management of "no business critical" services for the Parent company, its Divisions and Subsidiary companies.


Working with Governments, Institutions, citizens, communities, Armed Forces and Intelligence Agencies, Leonardo designs and realises a wide range of products, systems, services and integrated solutions that meet our customers’ defence, protection and security needs in every possible scenario of intervention: aerial and terrestrial, naval and maritime, space and defence, protection and security .


Our focus on innovation is a key factor of our competitiveness and success.  
Leonardo invests every year about 11% of its revenues in Research and Development, and is the fifth group worldwide for investment in Research and Development in Aerospace and Defence and second in Europe, according to The 2015 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard.



Knowing how to look ahead and act in advance to identify the most promising markets, understand the changing needs of customers and create new opportunities: a long-term vision is essential for holding up to global competition in a highly complex market like ours.    
For this reason, every day we are committed to the following:

Provide high-tech innovative solutions Work with our customers on a long-term basis Ensure the quality and competitiveness of our products Work for sustainable development