Innovation

Innovation

Our mission is to innovate

 

Innovation is of prime importance for Leonardo, which bases its competitiveness on cutting-edge technologies and products.


Our culture of innovation is based on a continuous and integrated process of collaboration both internally, between the Divisions, and externally, with universities, institutes and research centres, customers, suppliers and start-ups, to develop new technologies and products together.

In 2017, Leonardo invested about 13% of its profits in Research and Development (over EUR 1.5 billion). Approximately 10,000  employees, from the departments of engineering and technological and product innovation, worked in the field of Research and Development. 33% of our employees are college graduates and 50% have a high-school diploma, with a prevalence in the technical field. We employ approximately 10,000 engineers, mostly aeronautics, aerospace, electronics, mechanics, IT and telecommunications, and over 12,000 specialised technicians.

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Leonardo-Finmeccanica

Leonardo-Finmeccanica "lands" on Jupiter with Juno

On 5 July at 5:53 AM (Central European Time), after five years of travelling, the JUNO probe, with Leonardo-Finmeccanica technology on board, entered Jupiter's orbit to study the planet's origin and evolution.
Rome 05/07/2016
Missiles produced with 3D technology

Missiles produced with 3D technology

Shaping the future. This seems to be the motto of the MBDA production facility in Fusaro (NA, Italy). In fact, in recent months this site has experienced enormous change in the production of missile systems. Several components are manufactured through Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM), or 3D printers. The site, located near Naples, has a workforce of about 400 employees engaged in production, integration and R&D activities, and it is a centre...
Rome 15/01/2016
Being protected from space

Being protected from space

Tests in Italy show how the Finmeccanica Selex ES RAT-31/DL FADR (Fixed Air Defence Radar) radar system can track satellites and small fragments. A technological ability that opens new opportunities in the management of space debris.
Rome 09/09/2015
SkyISTAR: the new frontier for UAS

SkyISTAR: the new frontier for UAS

Discovering SkyISTAR, the innovative Selex ES mission system for Unmanned Air Systems (UAS).
Roma 15/07/2015
V-Fides, underwater drone

V-Fides, underwater drone

Developed by Finmeccanica – WASS and equipped with sonar, acoustic, optical, chemical and magnetic sensors, V-Fides, is an innovative underwater vehicle that can be employed both in civilian and surveillance missions. .
Rome 14/07/2015

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