BAE Systems: Showcasing Exemplary Models of Cooperation, Building Collaborative Partnerships, an Experienced Competitor in the International Defence Industry

By Cem Akalın, Ayşe Akalın Evers and Mona Yükseltürk

Date: Issue 63 - September 2015

Defence Turkey magazine recently toured key BAE Systems facilities.   In early July of this year the sites of BAE Systems Rochester, HUD manufacture facility and BAE Systems Warton provided our magazine readers with a unique opportunity to gain current insight into operations related to: Platforms & Services: Hawk, Typhoon, Electronic systems, Cyber & Intelligence, F-16 HUD, Q-Warrior as well as updates on new international partners.

At BAE Systems,Warton, Andy Latham Head of Business Development International Military Air & Information provided an over view of BAE System’s continuous effort to improve efficiency and competitiveness by driving value from key defence platforms and services. He discussed how they have progressed “From being a pure manufacturing and support organisation, on a factory in the NW of England, into having people being based with the operator, with the customer, on a RF basis who deploy with the aircraft when it goes overseas.”   He also emphasised  “there is a view that says that over the years by being involved in consortium and collaberating with partners that we might have lost some of that capability to do complete aircraft design and that is not the case, we have all the capabilities here to allow us to design and manufacture a complete aircraft.”