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  • Former BAE CEO Ian King to Become Chairman at Engineering Firm Senior - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Former BAE CEO Ian King to Become Chairman at Engineering Firm Senior

    Ian King, former CEO of British defense contractor BAE Systems, will join Senior Plc in 2018 as chairman of the U.K.-based engineering firm focused on automotive and aerospace markets, Reuters reported Monday. King will succeed the retiring Charles Berry in April as the company prepares for an expected rise in demand at its aerospace, energy and trucks […] More

  • Charles Woodburn: BAE to Maintain Macroenvironment-Backed Strategy Amid Rise in Half-Year Profits - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Charles Woodburn: BAE to Maintain Macroenvironment-Backed Strategy Amid Rise in Half-Year Profits

    BAE Systems CEO Charles Woodburn has said the company will continue to stick to its strategy that works to build up strengths and focuses on “evolution,“ Reuters reported Wednesday. “It’s very much a case of evolution not revolution,“ Woodburn told reporters Wednesday. “It’s a good strategy bolstered by the macro environment we now operate in.” His […] More

  • Former BAE CEO Ian King Named Senior Adviser at Gleacher Shacklock - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Former BAE CEO Ian King Named Senior Adviser at Gleacher Shacklock

    Ian King, former CEO of British defense contractor BAE Systems, has joined Gleacher Shacklock as a senior adviser to help build up the investment banking firm’s presence in the aerospace and defense sectors. He has more than 40 years of industry experience that includes leadership of BAE for the past nine years, Gleacher Shacklock said Tuesday. “I have […] More

  • BAE, TAI to Collaborate on 1st Dev't Phase of Turkish Air Force Fighter Jet Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE, TAI to Collaborate on 1st Dev’t Phase of Turkish Air Force Fighter Jet Program

    BAE Systems and Turkish Aerospace Industries have inked a “Heads of Agreement” deal to collaborate on the first phase of a fighter jet development program for Turkey’s air force ahead of a potential $125 million contract. BAE said Saturday the deal follows a pre-contract study phase where the company worked with TAI on the TF-X fighter aircraft. “The […] More

  • Reuters: BAE CEO Ian King Forecasts Stability for US Defense Industry - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Reuters: BAE CEO Ian King Forecasts Stability for US Defense Industry

    BAE Systems CEO Ian King believes that the U.S. defense industry is making a recovery in 2015 and forecasts a shift in government defense spending toward stability then a “modest” increase in the coming years, Reuters reported Thursday. Sarah Young writes the company sees a return to earnings growth this year due to a potential increase in demand for aircraft and […] More

  • Kevin Taylor Named Managing Director at BAE Applied Intelligence - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Kevin Taylor Named Managing Director at BAE Applied Intelligence

    Kevin Taylor, formerly group strategy director of BAE Systems‘ applied intelligence business, has been named managing director of that business unit. He will report directly to CEO Ian King and continue as member of the group’s executive committee, BAE said Wednesday. Taylor most recently oversaw the applied intelligence group’s growth strategy and order backlog for the last two years. The […] More

  • BAE Systems Partners with Riyadh Wings to Create Saudi Holding Company - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Systems Partners with Riyadh Wings to Create Saudi Holding Company

    BAE Systems announced plans to bring together shareholdings of BAE Systems group and Riyadh Wings for Saudi companies specializing in training, electronics and IT systems engineering under a single holding company, OMC. Riyadh Wings will acquire a 49% stake in the holding company with BAE Systems continuing to hold a majority stake, BAE Systems said […] More

  • BAE CEO Ian King: New US Defense Budget Points to Warmer Outlook - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE CEO Ian King: New US Defense Budget Points to Warmer Outlook

    BAE Systems plc CEO Ian King has expressed optimism that the U.S. government's forthcoming defense budget could spell greater stability for the company and the industry over the next few years, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. “In the U.S., the announced defense budget, while not yet finally agreed in detail, indicates spending reductions much as we had […] More

  • BAE, HAL Could Expand Aerospace Partnership; Dick Olver Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE, HAL Could Expand Aerospace Partnership; Dick Olver Comments

    BAE Systems is in talks with India-based aerospace company Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd to further their partnership and create new aerospace projects for its clients worldwide, the Indo-Asian News Service reports. The news agency reports BAE executives met with HAL Chairman R.K. Tyagi in Bangalore last week to explore new areas of collaboration such as performance-based […] More

  • BAE Detica, Vodafone to Launch Cloud-Based Mobile Security System; Ian King Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Detica, Vodafone to Launch Cloud-Based Mobile Security System; Ian King Comments

    BAE Systems Detica and Vodafone will launch a cloud-based mobile security system to protect smartphones from hackers as part of a five-year cybersecurity partnering deal between the two companies, according to Defense News. Andrew Chuter says the Vodafone mobile threat manager will be launched in the next three months. BAE CEO Ian King said the partnership […] More

  • BAE Systems Buys Danish Cyber Firm for $212M - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Systems Buys Danish Cyber Firm for $212M

    British defense firm BAE Systems has inked a deal to buy ETI A/S, a Danish cybersecurity firm, for approximately $212 million. ETI employs nearly 260 people and is headquartered in Denmark with operations in the U.K, United States, and the Asia and Middle East regions. The acquisition of ETI supports BAE Systems’ strategy to grow […] More

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