Driving Britain's Prosperity through Inspiration, Invention and Engineering

As set out in this independent report by Oxford Economics research firm, Leonardo’s UK operations contributed £1.9 billion to the economy annually, supporting more than 26,000 British jobs. With our focus on high-value work, our employees are shown to be 80% more productive than the UK average.

Driving Britain's Prosperity through Inspiration, Invention and Engineering

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A Strong and Diverse Supply Chain

Maintaining Leonardo's healthy and productive relationships with all our suppliers is critical to our continued success. Our seven major sites across the UK each bring investment into the local economy and wider region through strong links with supply chain companies in the surrounding areas. We spend approximately £600m with over 2,100 companies in our UK supply chain annually.

Exports – contributing to the growth of the UK economy

Exports – contributing to the growth of the UK economy

Leonardo generates exports worth nearly £900 million 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.

Supporting the UK Royal Navy Carrier Strike Group

Leonardo is proud to be supporting the Royal Navy Carrier Strike Group through our role as strategic partner to the UK Ministry of Defence and one of the UK's leading equipment suppliers to the UK armed forces.

Supporting the UK Royal Navy Carrier Strike Group

Supporting the future of UK Defence & Security

Supporting the future of UK Defence & Security

Leonardo in the UK plays a leading role on several major programmes, as part of the UK Government's 'Global Britain' vision, including Strategic Partnering Agreement on Rotary Wing future requirements, Tempest Future Combat Air System, RAF Typhoon Radar 2 (ECRS Mk2), and updates and in-service support for Wildcat, Merlin and Apache helicopters.