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Encyclopedia > British Aerospace
British Aerospace plc
Fate Merged with Marconi Electronic Systems
Successor BAE Systems
Founded 29 April, 1977
Defunct 30 November, 1999
Location Farnborough, United Kingdom

British Aerospace (BAe) was a UK aircraft and defence systems manufacturer, now part of BAE Systems. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (870x133, 9 KB) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Marconi Electronic Systems (MES), or GEC-Marconi as it was until 1998, was the defence arm of The General Electric Company (GEC). ... BAE Systems plc is the worlds fourth largest defence contractor,[3] the largest in Europe and a commercial aerospace manufacturer. ... April 29 is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1977: // January 15 – A Skyline Sweden Vickers Viscount 838 crashes in Kälvesta, Sweden just outside Stockholm killing all 22 on board. ... November 30 is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1999: Events Hot air balloon Breitling Orbiter 3 completes the first non-stop, round the world balloon flight. ... Farnborough Airport or TAG London Farnborough Airport (IATA: FAB, ICAO: EGLF) (previously called RAE Farnborough) is an airport situated in Farnborough, Hampshire in England. ... An aerospace manufacturer is a company or individual involved in the various aspects of designing, building, testing, selling, and maintaining aircraft, aircraft parts, missiles, rockets, and/or spacecraft. ... BAE Systems plc is the worlds fourth largest defence contractor,[3] the largest in Europe and a commercial aerospace manufacturer. ...

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History

The company was formed as a statutory corporation on April 29, 1977 as a result the Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Act. This called for the nationalisation and merger of the British Aircraft Corporation, Hawker Siddeley Aviation, Hawker Siddeley Dynamics and Scottish Aviation. April 29 is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1977: // January 15 – A Skyline Sweden Vickers Viscount 838 crashes in Kälvesta, Sweden just outside Stockholm killing all 22 on board. ... The Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Act 1977 nationalised large parts of the UK aerospace and shipbuilding industries and established two corporations, British Aerospace and British Shipbuilders. ... The British Aircraft Corporation, or BAC, was a British aircraft manufacturer, formed from the merger (under government pressure) of English Electric Aviation Ltd. ... Hawker-Siddeley was a British aircraft manufacturing company. ... Hawker Siddeley Dynamics is a division of Hawker Siddeley Company. ... Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer, England, 2003. ...


In 1979 BAe officially joined Airbus, the UK having previously withdrawn support for the consortium in April 1969. Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Airbus S.A.S. is the aircraft manufacturing subsidiary of EADS N.V., a pan-European aerospace concern. ...


In accordance with the provisions of the British Aerospace Act 1980 the statutory corporation was changed to a plc, British Aerospace Public Limited Company, on January 1 1981. On February 4 1981 the government sold 51.57% of its shares. The British government sold its remaining shares in 1985, maintaining a £1 Golden Share which allows it veto foreign control of the board or company. The initials PLC after a UK or Irish company name indicate that it is a public limited company, a type of limited company whose shares may be offered for sale to the public. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The United Kingdom is a unitary state and a democratic constitutional monarchy. ... A Golden Share is a nominal share, held by a government organization, in a government company undergoing the process of privatization and transformation into a stock-company. ...


BAe was the UK's largest exporter, a Competition Commission report gives a ten-year aggregate figure of £45 billion, with defence sales accounting for approximately 80%. [1]


On September 26, 1985, the UK and Saudi Arabian governments signed the Al Yamamah contract, with BAe as prime contractor. The contracts, extended in the 1990s and never fully detailed, involved the supply of Tornado strike and air defence aircraft, Hawk trainer jets, Rapier missile systems, infrastructure works and naval vessels. The Al Yamamah deals are valued at anything up to £20 billion and still continue to provide a large percentage of BAE Systems' profits. is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a country on the Arabian Peninsula. ... RSAF Tornado IDS Al Yamamah (The Dove) is the name of a series of massive arms sales by the United Kingdom to Saudi Arabia, which have been paid for by the delivery of up to 600,000 barrels of oil per day to the UK government. ... The BAE Systems (BAE) Hawk is an advanced jet trainer which first flew in 1974 as the Hawker-Siddeley Hawk. ... Rapier Type surface to air Nationality UK Era Cold War Launch platform vehicle Target aircraft History Builder British Aerospace Date of design Production period Service duration Operators UK Variants ? Number built ? Specifications Type Diameter 0. ...


Losses and restructuring

In 1991 BAe began to experience major difficulties. BAe saw its share price fall below 100p for the first time. On 1991-09-09 the company issued a profits warning and later that week "bungled" the launch of a £432 million rights issue.[2] On 1991-09-25 BAe directors lead by CEO Richard Evans ousted the Chairman Professer Sir Roland Smith in a move described by The Independent as "one of the most spectacular and brutal boardroom coups witnessed in many years."[3] Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... In equities, a rights issue can be made when a company wants to issue new shares. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sir Richard Evans CBE DL Sir Richard Evans (age 63 ) was appointed a non-executive director in September 1997 and chairman in January 2001. ... The Independent is a British compact newspaper published by Tony OReillys Independent News & Media. ...


Richard Evans described the troubles as a confluence of events:[4]

"our property company [Arlington Securities] was hit with a lousy market. Sales of the Rover Group sank by about a fifth and losses mounted. The government's defence spending volumes underwent a major review. Losses in our commercial aerospace division increased dramatically with the recession in the airline industry." Rover Group plc was the name that was given by the British government, in 1986, to the state-owned vehicle manufacturer British Leyland or BL. After divesting of its commercial vehicle and bus manufacturing divisions the company by then consisting of the car manufacturing arm Austin Rover Group and the...

In mid-1992 BAe wrote off £1 billion of assets, largely as part of redundancies and restructuring of its regional aircraft division.[5] This was largest asset write-off in UK corporate history. It is interesting to note that The General Electric Company (GEC), later to sell its defence interests to BAe, came close to acquiring BAe at this time. BAe cut 47% of its workforce (60,000 out of 127,000) 40,000 of which were from the regional aircraft division. [6] The General Electric Company plc or GEC was a major UK company involved in consumer and defence electronics, communications and engineering. ...


Evans decided to sell non-core businesses (these "non-core" activities included The Rover Group, Arlington Securities, BAe Corporate Jets, BAe Communications and Ballast Nedam). Although the rationale of diversification was sound (to shield the company from cyclical aerospace and defence markets) the struggling company could not afford to continue the position: "We simply could not afford to carry two core businesses, cars and aerospace. At one point Rover was eating up about £2 billion of our banking capacity." [7] BAe Corporate Jets Ltd and Arkansas Aerospace Inc were sold to Raytheon in 1993. In 1994 the Rover Group was sold to BMW and British Aerospace Space Systems was sold to Matra Marconi Space. In 1998 BAe's shareholding of Orange plc was reduced to 5%. The Orange shareholding was a legacy of the 30% stake in Hutchison Telecommunications (UK) Ltd when Hutchison exchanged its own shares for a mobile phone company (Microtel Communications Ltd) from BAe. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is a major United States military contractor based in Waltham, Massachusetts. ... BMW, or Bavarian Motor Works, is an independent British company]] and manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles. ... British Aerospace Space Systems Ltd was a subsidiary of British Aerospace. ... Matra Marconi Space (MMS) was a Franco-British aerospace company. ... See also Orange (disambiguation) for other meanings of the word. ...


Corruption allegations

Main article: Al Yamamah

There have been numerous allegations that the Al Yamamah contracts were a result of bribes ("douceurs") to members of the Saudi royal family and government officials. Some allegations suggested that the former Prime Minister's son Mark Thatcher may have been involved, however he has strongly denied receiving payments or exploiting his mother's connections in his business dealings.[8] The UK National Audit Office investigated the contracts and has so far never released its conclusions - the only NAO report ever to be withheld. The BBC's Newsnight observed that it is ironic that the once classified report analysing the construction of MI5's Thames House and MI6's Vauxhall Cross headquarters has been released, but the Al Yamamah report is still deemed too sensitive. RSAF Tornado IDS Al Yamamah (The Dove) is the name of a series of massive arms sales by the United Kingdom to Saudi Arabia, which have been paid for by the delivery of up to 600,000 barrels of oil per day to the UK government. ... Bribery is a crime implying a sum or gift given alters the behaviour of the person in ways not consistent with the duties of that person. ... The House of Saud ( transliteration: ) is the royal family of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ... Sir Mark Thatcher, 2nd Baronet (born 15 August 1953) is the only son of Sir Denis Thatcher and Baroness Thatcher, the former British Prime Minister, and twin brother of Carol Thatcher. ... The National Audit Office (NAO) is a non-ministerial government department in the United Kingdom which is responsible for auditing central government departments, government agencies, non-departmental public bodies. ... Newsnight is a British daily news analysis, current affairs and politics programme broadcast between 22:30 and 23:20 on weekdays on BBC Two. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Thames House is an office development in London on the bank of the River Thames adjacent to Lambeth Bridge. ... The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), more commonly known as MI6 (originally Military Intelligence Section 6), or the Secret Service, is the United Kingdom external security agency. ... The SIS building at Vauxhall Cross, London, seen from Vauxhall Bridge The SIS building, seen from Millbank The opposite side of the building, seen from Vauxhall Cross The SIS Building, also commonly known as the MI6 Building, is the headquarters of the British Secret Intelligence Service, otherwise known as MI6...


Expansion in defence and aerospace

An example of a wing of the first Airbus model, the A300
An example of a wing of the first Airbus model, the A300
Panavia Tornado GR1
buzz BAe 146-300
buzz BAe 146-300
BAe built Eurofighter development aircraft
BAe built Eurofighter development aircraft

In 1997 BAe joined the Lockheed Martin X-35 Joint Strike Fighter team. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x1057, 423 KB) The wing of a Lufthansa Airbus A300B4-600 (D-AIAH) landing at London Heathrow Airport, England. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x1057, 423 KB) The wing of a Lufthansa Airbus A300B4-600 (D-AIAH) landing at London Heathrow Airport, England. ... The Airbus A300 is a short to medium range widebody aircraft. ... 12 SQN TORNADO GR1 © Crown copyright 2002 From http://www. ... 12 SQN TORNADO GR1 © Crown copyright 2002 From http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x631, 128 KB) Description: British Aerospace BAe 146-300 G-UKSC of buzz Source: photo taken by Oliver Pritzkow Date: 16. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x631, 128 KB) Description: British Aerospace BAe 146-300 G-UKSC of buzz Source: photo taken by Oliver Pritzkow Date: 16. ... buzz BAe 146-300 buzz was a low-cost airline based at London Stansted operating services to Europe. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (880x702, 311 KB) Typhoon T1 ZJ808 of No. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (880x702, 311 KB) Typhoon T1 ZJ808 of No. ... Lockheed/BAE/Northrop F-35 Lockheed Trident missile C-130 Hercules; in production since the 1950s, now as the C-130J Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is an aerospace manufacturer formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. ... The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is a fighter plane currently in early development by Lockheed Martin (with partners Northrop Grumman and BAE SYSTEMS.) The primary customers are the United States armed forces and the United Kingdom (RN and RAF), but the Netherlands...


Acquisitions made/divisions established

Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH is a multinational company that co-ordinates the design, production and upgrade of the Eurofighter Typhoon. ... Alenia Aeronautica (formerly Aeritalia) is an aerospace engineering corporation in Italy, a subisidary of Finmeccanica. ... CASA is an acronym for: Canadian Alliance of Student Associations Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA CASA, an antigen which acts as a tumor marker of the ovary Civil Aviation Safety Authority Court Appointed Special Advocate Casa is slang for: House or dwelling (from Spanish casa) This is a disambiguation page &#8212... Luftwaffe Tornado ECR Deutsche Aerospace AG Daimler-Benz Aerospace AG DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG Founded May 19, 1989 as Deutsche Aerospace AG, bundling space and aeronautic elements of Daimler-Benz (including Dornier Luftfahrt), Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB), MTU München, and Telefunken Systemtechnik (TST) In 1992, the helicopter division was... Official Eurofighter logo. ... Royal Ordnance was the state-run arms manufacturer in the United Kingdom which was privatised in 1984 and sold off by the government to British Aerospace (BAe) in 1987. ... // Rover was a British automobile manufacturer and later a marque based at the former Austin Longbridge plant in Birmingham. ... Heckler & Koch G41 Heckler & Koch GmbH (H&K) (pronounced [1]) is a German weapons manufacturing company famous for various series of small firearms, notably the MP5 submachine gun, the MP7 personal defense weapon, USP series of handguns, high-precision PSG1 sniper rifle, and the G3 and G36 assault rifles. ... BAeSEMA was a naval technology joint venture between British Aerospace and the French Sema Group. ... Sema Group plc was an Anglo-French IT services company founded in 1988 by the merger of the British CAP Group and the French company, Sema-Metra SA. In 2001 Sema Group plc was acquired by Schlumberger to become SchlumbergerSema. ... The BAe 146 (also known as the Avro RJ) is a medium-sized commercial aircraft manufactured by BAE SYSTEMS. It carries its four jet engines on a high wing above the fuselage; not below, or at mid-fuselage, as on most conventional civilian aircraft. ... Siemens Plessey was the name given to the Plessey businesses acquired by Siemens AG in 1989. ... The Principle Anti Air Missile System (PAAMS) is a joint French/Italian/British program for a naval anti-aircraft weapon. ... Eurosam GIE was established in June 1989 for the development of the Famille de missiles Sol-Air Futurs (Future Surface-to-Air Family of missiles or FSAF). ... The Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (normally known as DERA), was a part of the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) until July 2, 2001. ... The General Electric Company plc (GEC) is a British company that was renamed Marconi plc on November 30, 1999 after its defence unit Marconi Electronic Systems was divested and sold to British Aerospace. ... Cray Inc. ... For other uses, see Saab (disambiguation). ... The Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Griffin or Gryphon) is a fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab. ... Mécanique Avion TRAction or Matra is a French company covering a wide range of activities mainly related to aeronautics and weaponry which today operates as the Lagardère Group. ... Matra BAe Dynamics was formed in August 1996 by merger of half the missile business of Matra Defense of France and BAe Dynamics (a division of British Aerospace) of the UK and was Europes largest manufacturer of missiles and UAVs. ... Siemens Plessey was the name given to the Plessey businesses acquired by Siemens AG in 1989. ... Siemens AG (ISIN: DE0007236101, FWB: SIE, NYSE: SI) is one of the worlds largest companies and Europes largest engineering firm. ...

Transition to BAE Systems

Defence consolidation became a major issue in 1998, with numerous reports linking various European defence groups — mainly with each other but also with American defence contractors.


It was widely anticipated that BAe would merge with Germany’s DASA to form a pan-European aerospace giant. A merger deal was negotiated between Richard Evans and DASA CEO Jürgen Schrempp.[9]However when it became clear that GEC was selling its defence electronics business Marconi Electronic Systems, Evans put the DASA merger on hold in favour of purchasing Marconi. Evans stated that in 2004 that his fear was that an American defence contractor would acquire Marconi and challenge both BAe and DASA. Schrempp was angered by Evans' actions and chose instead to merge DASA with Aerospatiale to create the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS). This group was joined by Spain’s CASA following an agreement in December 1999. Luftwaffe Tornado ECR Deutsche Aerospace AG Daimler-Benz Aerospace AG DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG Founded May 19, 1989 as Deutsche Aerospace AG, bundling space and aeronautic elements of Daimler-Benz (including Dornier Luftfahrt), Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB), MTU München, and Telefunken Systemtechnik (TST) In 1992, the helicopter division was... Jürgen Erich Schrempp (born September 15, 1944 in Freiburg) is 2005, the CEO of DaimlerChrysler, a German-American car and truck manufacturer. ... Marconi Electronic Systems (MES), or GEC-Marconi as it was until 1998, was the defence arm of The General Electric Company (GEC). ...


The GEC merger to create a UK company compared to what would have been an Anglo-German firm, made the possibility of further penetration of the United States (US) defence market more likely. The company, initially called "New British Aerospace", was officially formed on November 30, 1999 and known as BAE Systems. November 30 is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of aviation-related events from 1999: Events Hot air balloon Breitling Orbiter 3 completes the first non-stop, round the world balloon flight. ...


Aircraft

BAe 125-1000 The twin-engined BAe 125 is the worlds best selling mid-size corporate jet, now marketed as the Raytheon Hawker 800. ... The BAe 146 (also known as the Avro RJ) is a medium-sized commercial aircraft manufactured by BAE SYSTEMS. It carries its four jet engines on a high wing above the fuselage; not below, or at mid-fuselage, as on most conventional civilian aircraft. ... The BAe ATP was an airliner designed as an evolution of the Avro 748. ... The British Aerospace EAP was a prototype fighter aircraft developed as a private venture in the 1980s and which eventually formed the basis for the Eurofighter Typhoon. ... The BAE Systems/Boeing Harrier II (GR5, GR7, and GR9 series) is a second generation vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) jet aircraft used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and, since 2006, the Royal Navy. ... The BAE Systems (BAE) Hawk is an advanced jet trainer which first flew in 1974 as the Hawker-Siddeley Hawk. ... Eastern Airways BAe Jetstream 41 The Jetstream 41 is a turboprop-powered feederliner and regional airliner, designed by British Aerospace as a stretched version of the popular Handley Page Jetstream. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... British Airways Concorde G-BOAB. Concorde G-BOAD on a barge beneath Verrazano Narrows Bridge in New York City in November 2003, bound for the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum. ... The Avro 748 was a small short-range turboprop airliner designed by Avro in the late 1950s as a replacement for the now-aged DC-3s then in widespread service as feederliners. ... The BAC 1-11, or One-Eleven, was a short-range jet airliner designed by Hunting Aircraft and produced by the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) after Hunting was merged with several other British aviation firms in 1960. ... The BAC 167 Strikemaster was a jet-powered training and light attack aircraft. ... The Blackburn Buccaneer was a British attack aircraft serving with the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force. ... The English Electric Canberra was a first-generation jet bomber manufactured in large numbers through the 1950s. ... The English Electric Lightning (later the BAC Lightning) was a supersonic British fighter aircraft of the Cold War era, particularly remembered for its great speed, and its natural metal exterior that was used throughout much of its service life with the Royal Air Force and the Royal Saudi Air Force. ... The Handley Page HP.137 Jetstream is a small twin turboprop airliner, with a pressurised fuselage, designed to meet the requirements of the United States feederliner and regional airline market. ... Sixteen Hunters of the RAF Black Arrows perform aerobatics at the Farnborough Air Show, England. ... See also BAE Sea Harrier The Hawker Siddeley Harrier and the AV-8A are the first generation of the Harrier series, a successful close-support and reconnaissance fighter aircraft with V/STOL capabilities. ... The Nimrod is a maritime patrol aircraft developed in the United Kingdom. ... Trident 1E The Trident, model DH121 or HS121, was a short/medium-range airliner designed by de Havilland in the 1950s, and built by the Hawker-Siddeley Group in the 1960s when de Havilland was merged, along with several other British aviation firms. ... The Hunting Percival (later BAC) Jet Provost was a jet-powered training aircraft used by the RAF from 1955 to 1993. ... The Bulldog is a 2-seat side-by-side training aircraft designed by Beagle Aircraft and after the demise of the company was built by Scottish Aviation. ... The VC-10 airliner was designed and built by Vickers in the 1960s. ... The Panavia Tornado is a family of twin-engine fighters, which was jointly developed by the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy. ... The SEPECAT Jaguar is an Anglo-French ground attack aircraft in service with the Royal Air Force and several export customers, notably the Indian Air Force. ...

Missiles

Rapier Type surface to air Nationality UK Era Cold War Launch platform vehicle Target aircraft History Builder British Aerospace Date of design Production period Service duration Operators UK Variants ? Number built ? Specifications Type Diameter 0. ... Type surface-to-air, surface-to-surface Nationality UK Era Cold War Launch platform ship Target aircraft or ship History Builder British Aerospace Date of design Production period Service duration 1973 Operators UK (Royal Navy), Argentina Variants ? Number built 2,000+ Specifications Type Diameter 0. ... Sea eagle can refer to: White-tailed Eagle Sea Eagle missile This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Sea Skua Type air-to-surface Nationality United Kingdom Era 1980-Present Launch platform Helicopted launched Target shipping History Builder British Aerospace Dynamics (now MBDA) Date of design Production period Service duration Operators UK, Brazil, Germany, Malaysia Variants ? Number built ? Specifications Type anti-shipping Diameter 0. ... Type surface-to-air Nationality UK Era Cold War Launch platform ship Target missile, aircraft History Builder BAe, MDBA Date of design Production period Service duration 1979 - Operators UK, Brazil and Chile Variants Electronics; GWS-25, GWS-26, GWS-27 Vertical Launch Number built Specifications Type Diameter 0. ... UK medium-range semi-active radar guided air-to-air missile derived from the US AIM-7 Sparrow missile and carried by the Tornado F3 interceptor aircraft. ... The Skylark sounding rocket The final launch of the Skylark at Esrange, Sweden on May 2, 2005 Skylark was a British sounding rocket design. ...

See also

Look up aircraft in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Hawker-Siddeley was a British aircraft manufacturing company. ...

References

  1. ^ Competition Commission (1995) British Aerospace Public Limited Company and VSEL Plc: A report on the proposed merger p. 28
  2. ^ Betts, Paul. "Leader toppled by unstoppable momentum", The Financial Times, The Financial Times Limited, 1991-09-26, p. 28. Retrieved on 2006-12-07. 
  3. ^ Harrison, Michael. "Roland Smith ousted by boardroom coup at BAe", The Independent, Newspaper Publishing plc, 1991-09-26, p. 1. Retrieved on 2006-12-07. 
  4. ^ Evans, Richard (1999). Vertical Take-off. London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing. ISBN 1-85788-245-8. p.2
  5. ^ Stone, Chris. "BAe soars out of the red", The Herald, Caledonian Newspapers Ltd., 1993-09-16, p. 7. Retrieved on 2006-12-07. 
  6. ^ ibid, p.3
  7. ^ ibid, p.6
  8. ^ Submission from the Campaign Against Arms Trade to the International Development Committee's Inquiry into corruption. Campaign Against Arms Trade (September 2000). Retrieved on 2006-08-19.
  9. ^ Spiegel, Peter. "End of an era at BAE: how Sir Richard Evans changed the UK defence industry", Financial Times, 2004-07-17. 

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