• Leonardo will play a key role in the race, ensuring safety and managing emergency communications;
• The heart of the collaboration between Leonardo and 1000 Miglia is in common values: deeply rooted excellence and a tradition of quality, creativity, innovation and passion. Both symbolise ‘made-in-Italy’, a mark of both resilience and forward thinking;
• Leonardo is committed to serving and protecting communities around the world, contributing to their sustainable growth by leading in next generation technologies. Partnering with Governments, private organizations and industries for the best security and safety capabilities is a cornerstone of Leonardo’s BeTomorrow2030 Strategic Plan.
The race, now in its 38th year, will see 400 crews compete between the 22nd and 25th October on the traditional route which winds from Brescia to Rome and back.
Leonardo, a world leader in security, defense and aerospace, will support the 1000 Miglia along the entire route, putting its skills, technologies and mobile mission critical communications technologies to work in order to deliver the effective, coordinated and timely management of field personnel and vehicles. Throughout, the main goal will be to make the whole experience safer for participants, the public and local communities.
Part of the partnership will see Leonardo providing an integrated mobile security system, with immediate response capabilities on hand for emergency situations. The solution, installed on-board a special vehicle, is equipped with a complete operational control room which integrates advanced technologies. These include a multi-technology mission-critical radio system for secure and reliable voice and data communications and video surveillance. Meanwhile, the company’s MCPTT (Mission Critical Push To Talk) application for Android mobile devices will ensure interoperability between operators monitoring the strategic points along the race route by converting android devices into Professional Mobile Radios (PMR).
As experts in protecting critical infrastructure, Leonardo has provided high-tech security for a number of major events including the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics, the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, EXPO 2015 and the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games. Next year the company will contribute to the safe conduct of the World Ski Championships.
Leonardo (leonardocompany.com), a global high-technology company, is among the top ten world players in Aerospace, Defence and Security and Italy’s main industrial company. Organized into five business divisions, Leonardo has a significant industrial presence in Italy, the United Kingdom, Poland and the USA, where it also operates through subsidiaries such as Leonardo DRS (defense electronics), and joint ventures and partnerships: ATR, MBDA, Telespazio, Thales Alenia Space and Avio. Leonardo competes in the most important international markets by leveraging its areas of technological and product leadership (Helicopters, Aircraft, Aerostructures, Electronics, Cyber Security and Space). Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange (LDO), in 2018Leonardo recorded consolidated revenues of €12.2 billion and invested €1.4billion in Research and Development. The Group has been part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) since 2010and became Industry leader of Aerospace & Defence sector of DJSI in 2019.