BAE Systems

Lockheed, Boeing, BAE offer support for Japan fighter development

Three foreign companies have answered the tender launched by the Japanese Ministry of Defense to assist Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in the development of the country’s sixth-generation stealth fighter, the F-X. The three manufacturers in question are Boeing and Lockheed Martin from the United States and BAE Systems in the United Kingdom....


After 22 years in skies, CityJet farewells last BAe Avro RJ85

Irish regional airline CityJet (WX) retired its last British Aerospace Avro RJ85 jet named “Great Blasket Island” after 22 years of active operations. The last departure of the jets brought to the end its involvement with the Irish wet-lease air carrier....


BAE’s surveillance pseudo-satellite completes endurance trials

BAE announced that their Persistent High-Altitude Solar Aircraft (PHASA-35), a drone capable of loiter for up to one year in the upper atmosphere, has completed critical endurance trials in a harsh simulated environment....


Tempest fighter program gears up with new partners and investment

The Tempest program took a huge step forward with two almost-simultaneous announcements from the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence and the Swedish manufacturer Saab....


Indonesian Air Force Hawk 209 crashes in residential area

An Indonesian Air Force BAe Hawk Mk 209 light attack aircraft crashed in the Riau province of Indonesia, on June 15, 2020. The pilot managed to eject from the aircraft....


PHASA-35, BAE alternative to satellites, completes maiden flight

PHASA-35, a solar-powered unmanned aircraft developed by BAE Systems and Prismatic, took off for a first test flight from the Woomera test site of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in South Australia. The high altitude long endurance (HALE) drone is presented as a cheaper and more flexible alternative to satellites....


MAGMA, a flapless aircraft tested by BAE [Video]

MAGMA, a technology demonstrator developed by BAE Systems in partnership with the University of Manchester, successfully carried out a series of flight tests. Once airborne, this aircraft relies solely on blown air to maneuver....


Two Franco-German projects at the center of Berlin Air Show

Two joint projects between France and Germany should be announced during the ILA Berlin Air Show on April 25, 2018....


Saudi Arabia orders 48 Typhoons to BAE systems

The British company BAE systems, biggest military manufacturer of the United Kingdom, has just agreed to an order of 48 Typhoons with Saudi Arabia. This new order reinforces the Eurofighter Typhoon program whose viability was threatened less than a year ago....


BAE Systems names new CEO

The British defence company BAE Systems announced on the 22nd of February 2017 that Ian King, Chief Executive of the company, will retire on 30 June 2017. The Company‘s Board has also confirmed that Charles Woodburn, currently Chief Operating Officer, will be appointed as Chief Executive from the 1st of July 2017. ...