BAE Systems, PLC.
Type ?Public limited company
Traded as ?LSE: BA.
Predecessor ?British Aerospace
Marconi Electronic Systems
Founded ?30 November 1999
Headquarters ?London, United Kingdom
Area served ?Worldwide
Key people ?Dick Olver (Chairman)
Ian King (CEO)
Products ?Civil and military aerospace
Land warfare systems
Services ?Maintenance, consultancy, training etc.
Revenue ??22.392 billion (2010)
Operating income ??1.505 billion (2010)
Profit ??1.081 billion (2010)
Employees ?107,000 (2010)
Divisions ?See below
Subsidiaries ?BAE Systems Inc.
Begun in 1999 as a result of the take over of British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems, BAE Systems has been the leading producer of British Aircraft and Defence. We produce only the finest weaponry, ships, submarines, and aerospace technology. Based out of London, it sits very near the Mediterranean and Atlantic Oceans, allowing for convenient access to major shipping lanes to any customer. The following are currently available for contract:
Eurofighter Typhoon T1
Eurofighter Typhoon F2
Eurofighter Typhoon T3
Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4
AugustaWestland AW101 (Merlin)
- Role: ASW & medium-lift transport/Utility helicopter
- Unit Cost: ?11.6 million (2012)
- Maintenance Cost: ?3 million
- Can maintain a hover in a 75 km/h crosswind, can withstand an impact velocity of over 10 m/s
- Travels up to 275 km/h at cruise speed
- Range: 633 mi. (1,013 km.)
- Service Ceiling: 4,575m (15,000 feet)
AgustaWestland AW159 (Lynx Wildcat)
Sea King ASaC7
Type 45 Destroyer
Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers
Ocean class LPH
Albion class LPD
Bay class LSD(A)
Sandown class minehunter
Echo class surveyer
Scimitar class patrol vessel
Wave class tankers
Type 26 Global Combat Ship
Port of Spain class corvettes
The Occoronian government is interested to buy three AugustaWestland AW101 (Merlin) helicopters. They will be used for search and rescue operations on sea and land, and not for military operations. Therefore, they don't have to be equipped with weaponry.
The government is now looking for more information about this type of helicopter, concerning the speed limit, endurance, range and production and maintenance costs of course.
The Merlin information has been updated, and the rest of our products will continue to be updated throughout the week.
We welcome the order of the Government of Occoron, and will take special care in its requests. We do, however, recommend that the aircraft maintain at least a basic set of weaponry in the event that the search and rescue operation ends up a hostile situation.
We appreciate your recommendation, and we agree to have a very very basic set of weaponry.
The government of the Democratic Republic of Occoron hereby formally orders three AugustaWestland AW101 (Merlin) helicopters.
We would like to hear when these helicopters will be ready?
You should hear from BAE in about 3 weeks regarding the Merlin helicopters ordered.
We expect to hear more of BAE Systems in about three weeks.
BAE is proud to tell the Government of Occoron that its order will be ready on January 31, ahead of scheduled finish date of February 4.
We are very happy with that our order will be ready sooner.