Our Legacy

More Than a Half Century of Great People and Technology

“Our people are extraordinarily talented and believe in the higher purpose of their work. We have some of the best technology in the world and it is in high demand with our warfighter customers. The company has a fantastic reputation and a great legacy of innovation. When you add all of that up it gives me great confidence, as I have said many times before, that for Leonardo DRS the best is yet to come.”
—William J. Lynn, CEO

Over the last half century, patriots at Leonardo DRS have created a distinct technology edge for American troops in the U.S. and around the world. Since the company’s founding in 1969, tens of thousands of employees have perfected their craft each day with one unifying purpose in mind: to help defend those who defend all Americans and our allies.

The 50-year history of Leonardo DRS is defined by the company’s amazing people and technology. By helping the Navy sail fast and quiet, making the Army and Marine Corps more lethal, connected and protected, and preparing the Air Force to confront a range of threats, the people of Leonardo DRS from one generation to the next have given American warfighters a critical technology edge.


Fifty years of innovation excellence.

A snapshot of our highlights from 1969-2019.

From humble beginnings to a top mid-tier global defense company.

Interviews with DRS Leaders

William J. Lynn portrait

Looking Ahead with Leonardo DRS CEO William J. Lynn

CEO 2012 – Present, Leonardo DRS

Mark Newman portrait

Second DRS CEO Mark Newman Looks Back at Years of Growth Through Acquisition

CEO 1994-2012, DRS Technologies

David Gross portrait

Looking Back With Co-Founder David Gross

Co-Founder, Diagnostic/Retrieval Systems

Contact Us

Michael Mount

Vice President, Public Affairs

[email protected]

+1 571 447 4624