BAE Systems plc

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Should BAE be nationalised by the UK?

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SW1
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Re: BAE Systems plc

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https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news ... deployment

BAE Systems is continuing development of its private-venture Kingfisher gun-launched, multi-purpose carrier round, with plans now taking shape for firing trials with a sonobuoy payload.

In development since 2018, Kingfisher was originally conceived as a low cost means to deliver an explosive payload at range from a 5-inch (127mm) gun. While concept development has been financed through BAE Systems’ own innovation fund, the company has engaged with the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and the Maritime Capability (MARCAP) staff in Navy Command Headquarters to refine its thinking. Initial engineering feasibility efforts have involved BAE Systems’ Weapon Systems business in Louisville, Kentucky (manufacturer of the Mk 45 Mod 4 gun).

“We started out with a discussion of how we could replace the old Mk 11 Depth Charge with a more novel option,” said Murray Thomson, chief technologist for the Underwater Weapons business of BAE Systems Maritime Services in the UK. “Drawing on technologies and expertise from across BAE Systems, we developed the idea of an underwater explosive charge contained in a round fired from [an] Mk 45 gun.”

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Nominally BAE is a UK company, though there is some sort of Chinese wall between their US defence biz and the rest. They are in the TopTen for 2020, in the US DoD suppliers' list:

PRIME CONTRACTOR $ millions % of total
Lockheed Martin Corp $74,913 17.77%
Raytheon Technologies Corp $26,489 6.28%
General Dynamics Corp $21,880 5.19%
The Boeing Company $21,708 5.15%
Northrop Grumman Corp $12,068 2.86%
Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc $7,710 1.83%
Humana Inc $6,922 1.64%
BAE Systems plc $6,499 1.54%
L3Harris Technologies Inc $6,272 1.49%
General Electric Company $4,378 1.04%
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Humana Inc does medical insurance. I have mine with them too.

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Thx. Does the Pentagon 'block buy' it for employees (as part of contract)?
- I seem to remember that VA (Veterans' Administration) has its own budget; not sure
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