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Further strengthening our South East Asia Headquarters

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BAE Systems announces the appointment of Steve Osborne as Regional Director, Military Air and Information based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Steve's role will be to work closely with the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) to understand both current and future requirements and to identify opportunities for industrial participation relating to aircraft support. Steve's priority will be to enhance the Company's relationship with the RMAF and lead the Malaysia based activities in support of the Malaysia Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MRCA) programme, in which Eurofighter Typhoon is a leading contender.

Steve has worked for BAE Systems for 22 years in the military aircraft sector most recently having spent six years based in the Sultanate of Oman where he worked to develop a strong partnering relationship between BAE Systems and the Royal Air Force of Oman. Steve also has considerable experience of working with other BAE Systems' customers having been based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Australia, the United Arab Emirates and was previously posted in Malaysia in the mid 1990s.

Steve said: "I'm happy and privileged to be working once again in Malaysia. This is an exciting time for BAE Systems as we look to forge a deeper relationship with Malaysia and secure solid ties with local industry to support the Royal Malaysian Air Force. I'm confident we can give the RMAF what they need and I look forward to working closely with the Air Force to support their future capability requirements."

BAE Systems has had a presence in Malaysia for more than 20 years and an established South East Asia regional headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. As part of BAE Systems' continuing commitment to Malaysia, the company is also looking to play a significant role in Malaysia's economic, technology and capacity development via partnerships with innovative SMEs, government agencies and key academic institutions.