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21% of Eurofighter Typhoon

Finmeccanica is Italy's second largest industrial group. It works in the fields of defence, aerospace, helicopters, automation, transport and energy. The company has offices in over 100 countries, and employs 41,000 people. Turnover of 7.7 Bn Euros



  • Alenia Aeronautica
  • Aermacchi
  • Officine Aeronavali
  • ATR (50%, with Aerospatiale, today EADS).
    World leader in the 40-70 seat turboprop market.
  • Quadrics
    A supercomputing company. Quadrics and Bull of France are currently cooperating on Europe's fastest supercomputer: the 60 teraflops French Tera10.


  • AgustaWestland
    Helicopter design and manufacturing company based in Italy and the United Kingdom. It was formed as a joint venture in July 2000 when Finmeccanica and GKN plc agreed to merge their helicopter subsidiaries. AgustaWestland is now a fully owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica.


Defence Electronics

Defence Systems

  • MBDA (25%)
    A joint venture company between EADS and BAE Systems, MBDA is the world's No.2 missile manufacturer after Raytheon.

Information Technology

  • Elsag


  • Ansaldo Energia.
    The company has more than a hundred years of power generation experience and an installed capacity exceeding 153,000 MW in over 75 countries. Revenues in 2003 stood at 802 million euros.
  • Ansaldo Fuel Cells
    In June 2004 Ansaldo Fuel Cells inaugurated the Terni industrial fuel cell production facility for stationary applications. The production capacity, initially 3 MW, should have reached 15 MW by 2006.


  • Ansaldo Breda
    Heavy and Light Rail Vehicles are to be found in Denmark (83 diesel trains and 19-29 metro cars), Norway (36 electric trains+16 light metro vehicles), Madrid (180 heavy metro vehicles), Gothenberg (40 Sirio light rail stock), Birmingham+Manchester (32+6 light metro vehicles), Lille (24 light metro vehicles), SanFrancisco+Boston (151+100 light metro vehicles), Atlanta+LosAngeles (100+42 heavy metro vehicles), and Athens (35 Sirio light rail vehicles).


  • Horizon SAS and EuroSysNav
    50-50 joint ventures between DCN/Thales of France and Finmeccanica/Fincantieri of Italy for the design and construction of 27 FREMM multirole frigates and 4 Horizon anti-air frigates. FREMM/Horizon, at a cost of 4.3 billion euros, is Europe's largest naval program
  • Eurotorp
    50-50 joint venture between Finmeccanica and DCN/Thales of France. Eurotorp is the world market leader for lightweight torpedoes, and the European leading company in antisubmarine weapon systems.
  • NHIndustries
    Italy has a 32% stake in the program, France 31.25%, Germany 31.25%, and The Netherlands 5.5%
  • Eurofighter GmbH (21%)
    Joint venture with EADS and BAE Systems for co-ordination of the design, production and upgrade of Eurofighter Typhoon.
  • Lockheed Martin Alenia Tactical Transport Systems (50%, with Lockheed Martin)
    Joint company formed in 1997 for the development of the C-27J Spartan, a further development of Alenia's G222.

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