Leonardo: Could you work for their Land & Naval Electronics team?

Published: 23 Feb 2018

Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security. With over 45,000 employees working at some 180 offices and industrial plants world-wide; Leonardo has a consolidated industrial presence in four domestic markets (Italy, the UK, the U.S. and Poland) as well as strategic partnerships in the most important high potential international markets.

In the UK, Leonardo employs around 7,000 people - 67% of whom hold highly skilled positions - across six main sites: Basildon, Bristol, Edinburgh, Luton, Southampton and Yeovil. The company makes a significant contribution to the UK economy with revenues of over 2 billion pounds per year, around 50% of which are in export

 Leo Basildon

Leonardo is currently recruiting talented professionals with a strong background in the design, development and implementation of military communications architectures as part of their Land & Naval Electronic Warfare initiative. They are also seeking people with expertise in the exploitation of Radio & Radar Frequency (RF) waveforms, products and technologies, to join their dedicated teams in Basildon and Southampton; as well as skilled experts with a strong background in the design and development of antennas and Radio Frequency (RF) products and technologies to join their team in Luton and Lincoln.

Leo People

More about Leonardo

Leonardo’s products and capabilities range from manufacturing world-leading helicopters, the design and integration of radars, avionics and advanced targeting systems, the provision of secure communications and cyber security solutions through to development of cutting-edge optronics that sees them support sectors as diverse as defence, documentaries and sports. 

Leonardo’s growth in the UK is the result of the skills, energy and dedication of their people. They are committed to equal opportunity and offering personal fulfilment through the highest quality education and development. Leonardo’s growing national and international footprint offers real depth of capability. Looking to the future, Leonardo aims to reinforce its competitive position in the UK and its other markets. To meet this challenge, the company is always seeking qualified people with the will to succeed and contribute to satisfy domestic and international needs, and stay at the forefront of innovation and technology.

Leo Icarus

Leonardo was commissioned by  DSTL (The UK Governments Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory) to lead a team of UK companies and academic institutions, to develop and demonstrate a solution that will affordably integrate ‘best of breed’ technologies in a category known as ‘Active Protection Systems’ (APS). APS technologies generally fall into either of two categories: ‘soft’ APS solutions that are focused on early threat detection and which attempt to disrupt, decoy or spoof the incoming threat and ‘hard’ APS systems that seek to defeat the incoming weapon system by physically intercepting it, known in military terminology as a ‘kinetic effect’.

This comes as part of DSTL’s ‘Icarus’ Technology Demonstrator Programme (TDP), which was announced by the Defence Secretary last year. The Icarus programme seeks to find a way to maximise the protection of British Army vehicles against current and future weapons in constantly evolving operational environments. 

The Leonardo team brings together a range of UK experts in their respective fields as well as representation from some of the top figures in UK academia. Under the Icarus TDP, and in conjunction with DSTL, the Leonardo team will establish and cultivate a UK industry APS Community of Interest (CoI). The purpose of this CoI initiative is to look beyond the extant team and encourage further engagement with UK industry to ensure that the very best APS technologies available – now and in the future – are considered within the MIPS EA.  Team members working to deliver the Icarus TDP are BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin UK, Ultra Electronics, Frazer-Nash, Vetronics Research Centre, Abstract Solutions, Roke Manor Research and SCISYS.

You can find out more about Leonardo and the current Land & Naval Electronics career opportunities here or you can check out some of the current vacancies on E&T Jobs here .

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