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BAe Systems is to create 142 apprenticeships at its engineering business across the country this year.
25-Jan-2016


BAe Systems has awarded an £11m contract to Pochin's for the construction of a 165,000 sq ft warehouse at Salmesbury in Lancashire.
05-Jan-2016


BAe Systems is to acquire a 20% stake in Reaction Engines, the Oxfordshire-based aerospace engine technology business, for £21m.
03-Nov-2015


BAe is to invest £100m at the Govan and Scotstoun shipyards in Glasgow, in order to improve facilities to design and build warships.
26-May-2015


BAe Systems is looking to recruit more than 700 apprentices at 14 sites across the country in 2015.
05-Jan-2015


BAe Systems is looking to recruit 98 graduates for its cyber security operations in Guildford, Gloucester, Leeds and London in 2015.
04-Dec-2014


BAe Systems is looking to recruit 165 apprentices and graduates at its Govan-based shipbuilding business over the next few months.
06-Nov-2014


BAe Systems is to build a £5m apprentice training academy at Humberside Airport by October 2015.
21-Oct-2014


BAe Systems is to submit plans for a 13-acre solar energy farm with 10,000 panels at its Samlesbury site near Preston.
18-Jun-2014


BAe Systems is reported to be planning to create a significant number of jobs in Greater Manchester, following a deal with investment agency MIDAS.
19-May-2014


BAe Systems is to invest £300m in the expansion of its submarine shipyard in Barrow over the next eight years, including a new 300,000 sq ft storage facility.
17-Mar-2014


BAe Systems has unveiled plans for a new £200m frigate factory at its Scotstoun yard in Glasgow.
06-Feb-2014


BAe Systems is looking to recruit 287 graduates, including 90 at its defence production sites in Warton, Samlesbury and Barrow.
05-Feb-2014


BAe Systems is looking to recruit 568 apprentices in 2014, including sites in Lancashire, Yorkshire, Portsmouth and Glasgow.
31-Dec-2013


BAe Systems has won outline approval from Sedgemoor District Council to build a 92-acre energy park in Puriton, which could create up to 4,000 jobs.
13-Nov-2013


BAe Systems is to recruit 387 apprentices at its shipbuilding, submarines and military aircraft operations in Barrow, Portsmouth and Glasgow this year.
11-Feb-2013


BAe Systems is in merger talks with EADS that would create a combined European aerospace and defence group with about 60,000 staff in the UK.
13-Sep-2012


BAe Systems has announced a £150m investment in the expansion of a new military jet manufacturing plant at Samlesbury in Lancashire.
26-Mar-2012


BAe Systems is planning to recruit 265 engineering and business apprentices at sites in Cumbria, Hampshire, Kent, Lancashire and Glasgow this year.
06-Feb-2012


BAe Systems is to sell its US and German safety products businesses to Takata Corporation of Japan for £20m, with the transfer of 150 staff.
29-Dec-2011


BAe Systems is to sell Advanced Ceramics, the US-based ceramic materials business with 105 staff, to CoorsTek for £4.4m.
19-Sep-2011


BAe Systems has sold BAe Asset Management, its regional aircraft division, to Fortress Investment Group for £115m.
31-May-2011


BAe Systems is to sell its US-based Composite Structures business EnCore Composites Holdings for £20m, with the transfer of 170 staff.
25-May-2011


BAe Systems is to acquire Fairchild Imaging, the US supplier of electronic imaging components with 150 staff, for £54m.
24-Jan-2011


BAe Systems has acquired Norkom, the Irish financial crime consultancy with 300 staff, for £183m.
17-Jan-2011


BAe Systems has sold Swiss-Photonics, its Swiss optical components business with 36 staff, to Forensic Technology WAI for £7m.
11-Jan-2011


BAe Systems is to acquire ETI, the Danish provider of intelligence technology products with 260 staff, for £137m.
23-Dec-2010


BAe Systems is to acquire Stratsec, the Australian information security firm with 50 staff, for £15m.
29-Nov-2010


BAe Systems is to acquire the SpecTal, Advanced Concepts and McClendon security operations of US-based L-1 Identity Solutions for £190m.
20-Sep-2010


BAe Systems is to acquire OASYS Technology, the US manufacturer of electro-optical systems, for £16m.
08-Sep-2010


BAe Systems is to acquire Atlantic Marine, the US-based vessel maintenance and repair firm with 1,000 staff, from JFL-AMH Partners for £240m.
19-May-2010


BAe Systems has won a £127m Ministry of Defence contract to develop the next generation of warships, and an 80-strong Bristol-based team will rise to more than 300 over the next four years.
29-Mar-2010


BAe Systems has acquired the remaining 45% stake in shipbuilder BVT Surface Fleet from VT Group for £346m.
28-Sep-2009


BAe Systems has unveiled plans to set up a new £30m munitions factory at the former Dunlop site at Washington on Wearside, with the creation of about 300 jobs.
24-Aug-2009


BAe Systems is to acquire Advanced Ceramics Research, the US manufacturer of unmanned aircraft systems with 60 staff, for £10m.
12-Mar-2009


BAe Systems is to submit plans for the £800m expansion of its aerospace manufacturing facilities in Samlesbury, Lancashire, over the next ten years, which will create up to 800 jobs.
12-Mar-2009


BAe Systems is to acquire Detica Group, the provider of information management systems to the national security sector with 1,500 staff, for £538m.
31-Jul-2008


BAe Systems is to sell Flight Systems, the US-based aircraft modifications business with 170 staff, to Calspan Corporation for £31m.
07-Mar-2008


BAe Systems is to acquire Tenix Defence, the Australian supplier of military vehicles, defence systems and maritime support services, for up to £356m.
21-Jan-2008


BAe Systems is to acquire MTC Technologies, the US defence technology and logistics group with 3,000 staff, for £226m.
24-Dec-2007


BAe Systems is to invest up to £20m at its military vehicles factory in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in order to win more orders from the Ministry of Defence and secure the future of the 650-strong workforce.
06-Sep-2007


BAe Systems has submitted plans to build a new assembly plant in Barrow, which could create up to 700 jobs at the shipyard and arms factory site.
05-Jul-2007


BAe Systems is to acquire Armor Holdings, the US manufacturer of armoured vehicles, for £2bn.
09-May-2007


BAe Systems is to sell Inertial Products, the supplier of business sensors and measurement units with 810 staff at sites in Plymouth and the US, to affiliates of US private equity firm JF Lehman & Company for £70m.
25-Apr-2007


BAe Systems is planning to create up to 1,000 new jobs at its Lancashire plants in Warton and Samlesbury by 2007, due to rising demand for Eurofighter Typhoon jets.
21-Sep-2006


BAe Systems is to acquire National Sensor Systems, the US supplier of electro-optical sensor systems with 20 staff, for £4.6m.
11-Sep-2006


BAe Systems has sold its aerostructures business, which is based in Prestwick and employs 830 people, to Spirit AeroSystems of the US for £80m.
01-Feb-2006


BAe Systems has sold Atlas Elektronik, the German defence electronics business, to Thyssen-Krupp and EADS for £100m.
03-Jan-2006


BAe Systems and the North West Development Agency are working on plans to set up a 47-acre aerospace business park at the Samlesbury plant near Preston, which could create thousands of jobs over the next ten years.
12-Sep-2005


BAe Systems is to invest £18m at the Govan and Scotstoun shipyards on the Clyde, including the modernisation of the docks, new offices and the creation of 400 jobs.
31-Aug-2005


BAe is to invest more than £20m in the modernisation of its Barrow shipyard over the next 12 months.
20-May-2005


BAe Systems is to create 100 new jobs in Barrow, having won a £463m order to supply field guns to the US Marine Corps and the US Army.
29-Mar-2005


BAe Systems is to acquire United Defense Industries, the US combat vehicle manufacturer, for £2.1bn.
08-Mar-2005


BAe Systems has reached agreement on a £648m deal to sell most of its avionics business to Finmeccanica of Italy.
31-Jan-2005


BAe Systems is to acquire Alphatech, the US software engineering company with 322 staff, for £49m.
29-Sep-2004


BAe Systems is to acquire DigitalNet, the US supplier of computer systems, for £333m.
13-Sep-2004


BAe Systems is to acquire Alvis, the tank manufacturer, for £335m, having beaten a rival bid from General Dynamics.
07-Jun-2004


BAe Systems North America is to acquire STI Government Systems, the Hawaii-based supplier of photonics and IT services with 125 staff, for £15m.
07-Apr-2004


BAe Systems is to sell BAe Systems Flight Training, the Spanish civil flying training school with 95 staff, to a management team.
10-Nov-2003


BAe Systems is to acquire Advanced Power Technologies, the US surveillance and information processing company, for about £18m.
18-Feb-2003


BAe Systems and Thales have won a £2.9bn government contract to build two aircraft carriers, with most of the construction work expected to be carried out at yards in Scotland.
31-Jan-2003


BAe Systems and Thales have both selected Rosyth as the preferred assembly site should they win a contract to build two Royal Navy aircraft carriers, although some of the manufacturing work will be allocated to other yards around the country.
30-Oct-2002


BAe Systems has awarded a £25m contract to Mowlem to build a new office and research centre at the Capability Green business park in Luton.
26-Sep-2002


BAe Systems is to sell its Electronic Warfare Passive Expendables Division in the US to Esterline Technologies for $67m.
16-Jul-2002


BAe Systems has announced that its Silicon Sensing Systems venture will set up a factory in Plymouth to produce micro machined sensor heads for the new Segway Human Transporter invention in the US, creating 200 jobs.
06-Dec-2001


BAe Systems has won a £120m contract from the Ministry of Defence to build two amphibious landing ships, which will secure the future of 600 jobs at its Govan shipyard on the Clyde.
20-Nov-2001


BAe Systems is to shed 1,000 jobs at the Govan and Scotstoun shipyards on the Clyde and a further 150 at Barrow, despite winning part of a £4.5bn contract to build six Type 45 destroyers for the Royal Navy.
11-Jul-2001


BAe Systems is seeking permission to build a £0.5m paint shop at Prestwick Airport, in preparation for development at the site following recent contract announcements.
18-Apr-2001


BAe Systems is to sell its Florida-based flight simulation and training business to CAE for £55m.
15-Feb-2001


BAe Systems has completed the acquisition of Lockheed Martin Control Systems for £349m, and expects to complete the acquisition of Lockheed Martin Aerospace Electronics Systems by the end of the year.
26-Sep-2000


BAe Systems has announced plans to expand its Broughton factory in north Wales with the creation of 1,700 jobs, in order to build wings for the new Airbus.
25-Sep-2000


BAe Systems has reached agreement to acquire Lockheed Martin's aerospace electronics business for £1.1bn, and the deal is expected to be completed later this year.
14-Jul-2000


BAe Systems Airbus UK is looking to recruit up to 300 engineers in Derby, Bristol, Portsmouth and other engineering centres, in order to manufacture wings for the new Airbus superjumbo.
14-Jul-2000


BAe Systems is to acquire the US-based control systems business of Lockheed Martin for £320m, and is also interested in a number of electronics operations being auctioned by Lockheed.
28-Apr-2000


BAe Systems is to get a £530m loan from the government to help finance development of the new European super jumbo jet, which will lead to the creation of 8,000 jobs at BAe and its suppliers.
14-Mar-2000


BAe Systems has dropped plans to form a joint venture between its Royal Ordnance business and Rheinmetall of Germany, and will instead build up its own position in the European munitions sector.
07-Feb-2000