Leonardo, Electronic Defense growth plan of 1.5 billion in 5 years


(ANSA) – ROME, MARCH 14 – Leonardo “aims to conquer European leadership in Defense Electronics with a five-year growth and development plan that places the Italian industrial system at the center”, with 200 million euros of dedicated annual investments to Italy, which reach 300 million a year, also considering the United Kingdom. An additional 50 million over 3 years will be allocated to the optimization of national industrial sites. ‘The core of the process of strengthening production lines will be the’ Factory of the Future ‘, the model for a smart factory, already under development in the UK, with robotics and digital systems.

The plan relies on 18 Italian centers of excellence that “will be able to manage the technology portfolio through the entire value chain, from development to production and after-sales support”. It also provides for the “creation of an ecosystem of open innovation with the world of education and research. More than 20 universities and research centers and 9 Its / Iitis are involved. (ANSA).

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