“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
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.
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.
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.
Manufacturing in the time of COVID
We have continued to ramp up system production to match F-35 production and ensure that each jet rolls off the line with a state-of-the-art EW system installed.
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.
Supporting Covid-19 relief efforts in India
To help rural communities in India hit by Covid-19, we’ve made a donation to Goonj which, alongside many other charities, is working tirelessly to provide vital resources.
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.
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.
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.