Exports

Leonardo generates exports worth over £1 billion to the UK economy annually. Growing exports from the UK is one of the pillars of Leonardo’s strategy. Our support to UK Armed Forces, who use our systems and platforms on operations, is a significant reference case for our many export customers.

As one of top ten global players in Aerospace, Defence and Security, Leonardo leverages its breadth of technology and capability and product leadership.

With over 45,000 employees worldwide, the company has a strong industrial presence in four markets: Italy (where the company is headquartered), the UK, US and Poland, and a network of strategic partnerships across the world.

Leonardo’s position in the UK as a world-class advanced engineering company is built on its sustained and significant investment in research and technology, world-class facilities and the expertise of its engineers, which collectively help sustain the competitive edge of our UK supply network of around 2,300 companies.

Our long-term investment in emerging technologies and skills, with the subsequent development of intellectual property, underpins our success in export markets. This brings revenue back into the UK which supports prosperity, enabling us to invest in high-value jobs, helping to keep the UK at the forefront of innovation.

The UK Government’s support for defence exports is essential to the success of Leonardo’s business in the UK, demonstrating the importance of business and government working together for the benefit of the UK economy. Leonardo’s significant export achievement ensures continued investment in UK research for the next generation of advanced capabilities.