Leonardo – Supporting the future of UK Defence & Security

The UK Government’s Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy – 'Global Britain in a Competitive Age' – together with the Defence Command Paper (DCP) and Defence and Security Industrial Strategy (DSIS), set out how in partnership with industry, our armed forces can help the UK ‘build back better’ and supports a vision of a ‘Global Britain’.

As part of this review, the publications reaffirm the UK Ministry of Defence commitments to a number of capabilities in which Leonardo in the UK is already playing a leading role including:

In addition, we look forward to understanding more how our capabilities can further support the cyber and space domains.

Looking to the future, Leonardo is now working to address the requirements of the new Medium Helicopter due to replace the Puma by the middle of the decade and how, in collaboration with UK Government, this and other opportunities could lead to greater export success.

Norman Bone, Chair & MD, Leonardo UK

Norman Bone, Chair & MD, Leonardo UK

“The UK’s Defence & Security Industrial Strategy provides a clear vision on how the engineering excellence of the UK Defence industry will play a major role in securing the nation’s status as a science and tech superpower. Given Leonardo’s investment in high-end skills and world-leading intellectual property at our sites across the country, I’m delighted to see our company, and the programmes our people are helping deliver, feature so prominently in the strategy. All of us at Leonardo are proud to play a strategic role in the security of our nation and to continue providing those who serve in the UK armed forces with the capability they deserve.”

Driving Britain's Prosperity through Inspiration, Invention and Engineering

Leonardo’s UK operations contributed £1.9 billion to the economy annually, supporting over 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

Skills – developing our people

Skills – developing our people

Leonardo employs over 7,500 people across the UK, 67% of whom hold highly skilled positions. We are one of the UK’s largest employers of engineering apprentices and graduates, investing around £3.5 million on employee training and development annually, and actively support STEM curricula.

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.

Future Horizons: The Tempest Podcast

Future Horizons: The Tempest Podcast

Team Tempest (RAF, BAE Systems, Leonardo, MBDA and Rolls-Royce) is broadcasting a new six-part podcast series, in which you can listen to some of the fascinating thoughts, insights and predictions from the innovators, engineers and thinkers behind Team Tempest.

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