What we do in the UK

What we do in the UK

BAE Systems is the UK's largest defence and security company with approximately 34,100 employees based at around 50 sites in the UK.
We deliver a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and support services. We are a leading supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence and have market leadership positions in the air and maritime domains
 
  • contributed £9.3 billion to the UK’s GDP in 2018, contributing a total of £330 for every £100 supported across the UK’s economy
  • exported £3 billion, equivalent to nearly 1% of the UK’s total exports and contributed £2 billion to the UK’s balance of payments
  • supported 124,000 full time jobs across the UK including nearly 34,100 at BAE Systems itself
  • spent £3.7 billion with 6,000 UK suppliers
  • made a total tax contribution of £2.4 billion including £700 million paid directly by the Company
  • invested £1.2 billion in research and development on behalf of customers and partners
  • was highly productive – with each employee contributing £83,000 to the UK economy – 27% more than the national average.
 
Source: Source: 'The Contribution of BAE Systems to the UK Economy', published by Oxford Economics, September 2019