BAE Systems

“I want to personally thank all of our employees, suppliers and customers for your support, flexibility and patience as we continue to take the necessary actions to support the national governments in each of our markets as they seek to manage this public health emergency and respond to what is a fast moving and constantly evolving situation.”

Charles Woodburn, Chief Executive, BAE Systems plc


Protect our employees | Meet customer priorities | Support our communities | Minimise supply chain disruption


Protect our employees

In many of our defence operations, the number of employees now working has progressed to near normal levels, whether through working on site in accordance with adjusted protective safety measures or through working remotely from home.

New working practices To help keep people safe
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Delivering projects for Defence despite pandemic

On the Royal Australian Naval base on Garden Island, NSW, we were able to adjust to sudden changes such as reduced numbers workers on site and continue to deliver on the complex DDG sustainment program.
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Meet customer priorities

Given the critical nature of the products and services that we provide to a number of nations, the important role we play in national economies the Group is focussed on meeting customer priorities as they face unique challenges and supporting our supply chain in dealing with pandemic related disruption.

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New supply chain contracts

We have awarded a further five contracts to suppliers which will support 250 jobs with the Type 26 programme, sustaining more than 4,000 jobs in total across the UK.
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BAE Systems' technology enables COVID-19 response efforts

Our technology enables COVID-19 response efforts

Our technology and expertise supports COVID-19 response efforts in the U.S. - from New Jersey’s first responders to the remote workforce at the federal level.
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Support our communities

Our role in the fight against COVID-19 has proven once again that we’re a Company dedicated to protecting those who protect us. Whether that’s our customers, our Armed Forces or the brave NHS heroes we are supporting through our PPE donations and our role in VentilatorChallengeUK.

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Providing PPE to those fighting COVID-19

Proudly supporting those on the front lines by contributing personal protective equipment (PPE) to communities where we live and work in the U.S. 
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Proud to support our NHS

More than 120,000 face shields distributed to help protect NHS staff on the frontline.
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Our part in the UK ventilator effort

Making best use of our strong project management and engineering skills and  helping to save significant time during the final assembly of the ventilators by providing integrated, tested sub-systems and components. 
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Supporting care homes with the ‘Door Claw’

As well as producing face shields and supporting the national ventilator effort, our Maritime Services team on the Isle of Wight is also 3D-printing the innovative ‘Door Claw’.
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Minimise supply chain disruption

We are committed to support our supply chain in dealing with pandemic related disruption. Our supply chains are the critical links which makes all that we do possible. Meeting our payment obligations and minimising disruption by working together in close harmony is the bedrock of our relationships and will be the cornerstone of our collective success in the future.

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Market update 25 June

Read the update we provided in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and ahead of entering our close period before the Half Year results announcement on 30th July.
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BAE Systems Inc. Coronavirus Updates

Read the latest COVID-19 updates from our U.S. business.
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