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Leonardo operates in the aerospace, defence and security sectors, with a majority of their revenue derived from the manufacturing of radars, avionics, surveillance systems and cyber security under the Electronics, Defence & Security Systems segment. The company produces commercial and military rotorcraft, military and civil aircraft, satellites, space transport systems, naval guns and turrets, torpedoes, thermal imaging devices, radars, and electronic warfare. The Italian government has a majority ownership with a 32% holding in Leonardo. (13 Dec 2017)

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