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What have you done in response to the Haddon-Cave report into the loss of Nimrod XV230?

In October 2009, the Haddon-Cave report into the loss of Nimrod XV230 was published. After carefully studying the report, in December 2009, BAE Systems Chief Executive Ian King announced a review of the Group’s approach to product safety in the UK businesses.

Nigel Whitehead, Group Managing Director, Programmes & Support, led that review, which examined current policies, processes, governance, actions and behaviours associated with product safety. The review developed a set of four product safety principles which have been tested with the Group’s businesses in the UK and across the world.


Although originally UK-specific, the principles are intended to be recognised by the Group’s businesses across the world as a sound basis for product safety. The review has now handed over to the Product Safety Implementation Project, which will ensure that the principles are translated into policies and processes.