About Finmeccanica North America
Finmeccanica North America is the U.S. headquarters for Finmeccanica SpA, a global aerospace, defense, and transportation holding company headquartered in Italy that is comprised of many operating companies, each with its own specialization. In the U.S., the Finmeccanica Group concentrates on the following strategic areas: aeronautics, helicopters, defense systems, defense electronics, space, transportation, and energy.
The Finmeccanica Group has ca. 11,000 employees operating in 28 U.S. states through its operating companies: AgustaWestland North America, Alenia Aermacchi North America, AnsaldoBreda, Ansaldo STS, DRS Technologies, ELSAG North America, Global Military Aircraft Systems, MBDA, OTO Melara North America, SELEX Communications, Inc., SELEX Galileo Inc., SELEX Systems Integration Inc., Telespazio, and Thales Alenia Space. Worldwide, Finmeccanica employs more than 70,000 people, and ranks as the eighth largest defense contractor.
Finmeccanica’s U.S. companies are reliable partners with the U.S. Government, providing superior, mission-critical products & services to the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security.
The Group’s major programs of record include providing the C-27J Joint Cargo Aircraft (in conjunction with L-3 Communications) to the U.S .Army and U.S. Air Force; the G-222 aircraft to the Afghanistan National Army Air Corps, and the license plate reader to The U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Finmeccanica’s group companies are also leading suppliers and partners for many U.S. programs.. For example, DRS provides power and network systems, machinery controls, gas turbine packaging and propulsion integration support for LCS-1 and LCS-3, two of the U.S. Navy’s new, stealthy Littoral Combat Ships. DRS also supplies combat and tactical wheeled vehicle operators with Driver’s Vision Enhancer (DVE), which gives them unparalleled flexibility to conduct day/night operations or maneuver in severely degraded visual conditions caused by smoke, fog, dust or other battlefield obscurants.
In the commercial sector, Finmeccanica is a leading manufacturer of civilian helicopters, communications systems, as well as high speed rail cars and signaling systems, and is a key supplier of advanced aerostructures for commercial aircraft.
Finmeccanica is proud to deliver reliable, cost-effective, and innovative solutions and products to its customers. The Finmeccanica Group continues to be a leader in technological innovation by investing 12% of its annual revenues into research and development.
Finmeccanica remains committed to investing in America; to creating, supporting, and sustaining high-value American jobs, and to providing the products that best meet customers’ needs. And most importantly, Finmeccanica will continue to deliver on its promise of excellence.