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Leonardo is a leading UK engineering company, one of the biggest suppliers of UK defence and security equipment, making a £2bn contribution to the UK economy around 50% of which is in export. The company employs more than 7,500 highly-skilled people across 7 major UK sites. These sites and capabilities are described in more detail below.

Committed to the UK’s future prosperity, Leonardo has some 500 young people at any one time developing in-demand skills through their placements, apprenticeships and graduate schemes. Leonardo UK’s annual R&D spend is nearly £200M. Two thirds of Leonardo’s 2,100 UK suppliers are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Leonardo’s workers are 80% more productive than the average UK worker, and contributed £103,000 a year to GDP in 2018 on average, compared to a UK average of £57,000 that year. This economic activity directly supports 26,600 UK jobs.

Most recently Leonardo UK has been recognised by the British Chambers of Commerce as a UK Business Hero for supporting local communities during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Site: Basildon
Capabilities: Optronics; Tactical data and information systems; Acoustics; Counter-drone systems; Vehicle architectures; Land Electronic Counter Measures; Seekers

Site: Bristol
Capabilities: Cyber and information assurance; Critical infrastructure; Training & simulation; Border protection; Radio Frequency modelling; Data analytics

Site: Edinburgh
Capabilities: Radar; Lasers; Infra-red Counter Measures; Electro-Optic Targeting; Lasers; Data science and analytics

Site: Lincoln
Capabilities: Mission data systems; data analytics; cyber analytics; electronic warfare operational support; training

Site: Luton
Capabilities: Defensive Aid Suites, Radar Warning Receivers, Jammers, Mission Systems Integration, Electronic Warfare Cyber, Satellite services, Geo-information and ground systems, Electro-magnetic exploitation

Site: Southampton
Capabilities: Infra-red detection; Special Projects; Defence communications systems; High grade messaging; Identification Friend or Foe systems

Site: Yeovil
Capabilities: UK’s only end-to-end helicopter capability in design, development, manufacture, support and training; Rotary Wing aerospace systems; Sense & Detect; Logistics; Unmanned aerial systems; Synthetic environments; Test & Evaluation

For latest of Leonardo UK’s wide range of STEM and early careers programmes, as well as our work with customers in UK and around the world, see @Leonardo_UK