Leonardo (formerly Finmeccanica) engages in helicopters, defence and security electronics, aeronautics, space, defence systems, energy, and transportation activities primarily in Italy, the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, and North America. The company manufactures tactical airlifters, combat
Leonardo (formerly Finmeccanica) engages in helicopters, defence and security electronics, aeronautics, space, defence systems, energy, and transportation activities primarily in Italy, the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, and North America. The company manufactures tactical airlifters, combat aircraft, unmanned air vehicles, and aerostructures for civil and military applications; produces training aircraft and provides related ground support services; designs and develops helicopters and tiltrotors for civil and military use; and provides missile systems, torpedoes, underwater surveillance and sonar systems, naval and land based artillery, and armoured vehicles. It also provides various satellite services in the areas of networks and connectivity, satellite operations, satellite systems and applications, and geoinformation; and manufactures telecommunications satellites, scientific programs, earth observation systems, satellite navigation, orbital infrastructures and transport systems, and equipment and devices. In addition, the company offers integrated defence and security systems; integrated products, services, and support for military forces and government agencies; avionics, and electro-optical equipment and systems; unmanned aircraft, radar systems, land and naval command and control systems, air traffic control systems, and integrated communications systems and networks; and services for private mobile radio communications systems, value-added services, and IT and security activities. Further, it manufactures plants and components for generating electricity; provides plant engineering, waste, and decommissioning services; renewable energy power generation services; produces rail and metro signalling and traffic monitoring systems and services; designs and implements plants for the oil and gas industry, and systems and equipment for the metal processing industry; and supplies integrated logistic systems. The company was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Rome, Italy.