Our structure

Leonardo is the culmination of a deep process of renewal, carried out in the last two years, that has turned the Group from a financial holding company to a single, integrated industrial entity, to ensure better governance of industrial processes and stronger relationships with customers and suppliers.

Since 1 January 2016, Leonardo is One Company. Leonardo has merged OTO Melara and WASS companies, and has absorbed the activities of AgustaWestland, Alenia Aermacchi and Selex ES controlled companies.


Leonardo operates in four main business areas


Leonardo’s industrial activity is carried out by seven divisions corresponding to the activities of our former subsidiaries



Designing, developing, testing, producing, customer support and marketing of Leonardo’s latest-generation helicopters for all main weight ranges, for
commercial and military applications and training and support services.


Designing, developing, producing, logistic support and crew training for trainer aircraft, military aircraft, unmanned systems and aircraft for special missions and nacelles.


Designing, building, testing and integrating structures and components for the major civil aircraft programmes in Europe and North America.

Airborne & Space Systems 

Designing, developing and providing solutions for aircraft platforms that include integrated mission systems, airborne radars and sensors, electronic warfare systems, aerial target systems, simulation systems, on-board avionics. The Division’s offer is completed by space systems that, in addition to the sensors and mission payloads, also include advanced robotic systems. 



Land & Naval Defence Electronics 

Systems integration, digital architectures, combat management systems and sensors and communications. Electro-optical fire control systems and infrared search and track, integrated logistics transport solutions.

Defence Systems 

Systems integration, digital architectures, combat management systems and sensors and communications. Electro-optical fire control systems and infrared search and track, integrated logistics transport solutions.

Security & Information Systems 

Solutions to monitor and protect territories and urban areas, critical infrastructure, sensitive areas and large events. Air and maritime traffic control systems. Cybersecurity integrated solutions and automation systems.



Main joint ventures and subsidiaries


Leonardo DRS - Based in USA (100% Leonardo)

Leonardo DRS supplies products, services and integrated support to the Armed Forces, as well as to intelligence agencies and defence companies. The company has five core areas of capability: Naval Power and Electronics, Network & Computing, Electro-Optic & Infrared Systems, Combat Support Systems, Global Communications. 

Telespazio - Joint venture (67% Leonardo, 33% Thales)

The company operates in satellite services, with activities ranging from design and development of space systems to the management of launch services and in-orbit satellites, from Earth observation services, integrated communications, navigation and satellite tracking to scientific programmes.

Thales Alenia Space - Joint venture (67% Thales, 33% Leonardo)

The company operates in the manufacturing of satellite systems and orbiting infrastructures. With a wide range of solutions (components, equipment, complete turnkey systems) for the civil sector and defence.

MBDA - Joint venture (37,5% BAE Systems, 37,5%  Airbus, 25% Leonardo)

MBDA produces missile systems and is the only group in Europe capable of designing and producing products that meet the full range of operational demands on a global level and in all scenarios: air, land and sea.


Main consortia


ATR - (50% Leonardo, 50% Airbus)

Designing and production of regional twin-engine turboprop aircraft.

Eurofighter Typhoon - (33% BAE Systems, 46% Airbus, 21% Leonardo)

Designing and production of EFA (European Fighter Attack) fourth generation multi-role fighter for defence and air superiority.

NH Industries - (62,5% Airbus, 32% Leonardo, 5,5% Fokker)

Designing and production of NH 90 military helicopter.

Orizzonte Sistemi Navali - (51% Fincantieri, 49% Leonardo)


System integration and logistic support for European new generation multi-mission frigates (FREMM).


The new governance

The change in governance involves the centralisation of the management and control systems, while the Divisions will be responsible for business delivery and will be given the powers to ensure complete end-to-end management of its scope of activity, with full responsibility for financial performance.