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Biography

Dave Armstrong,
MBE CEng FIET FRAeS

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Group Business Development Director
Dave took over Group Business Development in January 2019, with responsibility for the worldwide customer and government relations, understanding of the market, developing business opportunities, whilst ensuring best practise of business winning is performed through the Business Development Functional Council.
 
In addition to his role as Group Business Development Director, he sits on the boards of MBDA and BNA.
 
Dave joined BAE SYSTEMS at the beginning of 2018 as Director Air - Europe and International where he was responsible for our European Typhoon & Tornado lines of business, UK Hawk Operations, Oman, Qatar, and wider International markets. Laterally taking on responsibility for Future Combat Air Systems including Tempest.  With a people responsibility of over 6000 across all locations.
 
Prior to this Dave was Managing Director at MBDA UK with an extensive career in MBDA having been responsible for Group Sales and Business Development, Group Technical Director, Project Director for Meteor, Director of Operations and Manufacturing, and Chief Engineer Storm Shadow.
 
Dave is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and Royal Aeronautical Society. Recognition of his achievements has been seen through an MBE in 2007 for service to defence, with the Academie de L’Air and de L’Espace awarding him the Grand Prix in 2009, followed in 2018 with the Vermeil medal.