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This Fighter Jet Is Actually Three Separate Planes

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Tech

BAE has designed a plane which can 'transform' into three separate aircraft at a moment's notice, saving on fuel while allowing it to be more flexible...

Disarming Our Culture: Why the Science Museum Must End Its Support for the Arms Trade

Andrew Smith | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

The Science Museum in London is among the most popular tourist attractions in the country, but on Monday 14 July it will be opening its doors to some of the biggest arms companies and most oppressive regimes in the world.

BAE Systems Think 3D Printers Could Make Terrifying Weapons

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Tech

BAE Systems are placing a lot of faith in the terrifying potential for 3D printing. We've already had handguns but the aerospace firm has much gran...

Defence Giant Warns Against Scottish Independence

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Politics

Scottish independence would damage the "certainty and stability" needed for investment, the boss of defence giant BAE Systems has warned. Ian King,...

Inside Europe's Biggest Arms Company

Andrew Smith | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

Upon leaving the meeting and re-entering the real world we were treated to a sub-standard packed lunch and a shuttle bus back to the train station. What is clear is that Carr and the rest of the board has bought into their own propaganda and a dystopian world-view in which strengthening tyrants is a way to bring peace and stability, and where the human consequences of war have nothing whatsoever to do with those who provide the weapons.

Distracted by a Big, Shiny Arms Deal - David Cameron Has Abandoned a British Citizen, Please Help

Alastair Sloan | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK
Alastair Sloan

Cameron blushed. Our arms industry credentials were in tatters. While this botched deal was playing out, a British citizen named Afsana Lauchaux, was in serious trouble. She still is...

WATCH: UK-Built 'Taranis' Stealth Drone Flies For The First Time

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Tech

'Taranis' - an imposingly-named, British-made next generation military drone - has "surpassed all expectations" in its first test flight. BAE Syste...

3D-Printed Fighter Jets (Kind Of)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Thought 3D-printed guns were scary? How about 3D-printed fighter jets? BAE Systems have announced the RAF Tornado jets have been flown with parts m...

Ten Apprenticeship Highlights of 2013

Matthew Hancock | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Matthew Hancock

This year has been another significant year in the expansion of Apprenticeships in England. With more than two million Apprenticeship starts since 2010 and higher numbers of people on Apprenticeships than ever before, 2013 has been a triumph. It is therefore worthy of some reflection...

Comic Relief Invested In Arms Trade

PA | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK

Comic Relief has defended its investment policy after claims in a BBC Panorama documentary that it could have generated more cash from "ethical" funds...

Independent Scotland 'Could Lose Royal Navy Deals'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Politics

Scotland could lose major Royal Navy shipbuilding contracts if it gains independence in next year's referendum, Cabinet ministers have warned. The...

'End Of An Era For English Shipbuilding'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

BAE Systems has axed 940 jobs in Portsmouth, bringing an end to an 800-year long era of English shipbuilding. The defence giant's announcement wil...

Swapping Jobs With a Minister - All in a Day's Work as Apprenticeship Champion

Jenny Westworth | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jenny Westworth

Last week, I completed my job swap with the Skills Minister, Matthew Hancock MP, by showing him where I work at our BAE Systems Military Air & Information site at Warton in Lancashire. I took him on the journey of life as an apprentice, showing him where I began, the skills I learnt and where I completed, three and a half years later...

LOOK: Britain's New 'Type 26' Warship Is Terrifying, Or Amazing

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Tech

BAE Systems has released a terrifying but awe-inspiring new video of Britain's futuristic new 'Type 26' warship. The Global Combat Ship will enter ...

Brazil's Newest Warship Leaves UK

PA | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK

The newest ship in the Brazilian navy's fleet has left the UK on a journey of more than 10,000 miles (16,100km) to Brazil. Araguari, which sailed f...

The Varied Role of Apprentice Champion - Fish Markets to Fighter Jets

Jenny Westworth | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jenny Westworth

Little did I realise when I took on the National Apprentice Champion role that I would be getting up at five in the morning to be at Billingsgate fish market to have a master class in how to fillet fish with current apprentices. This was just the start of my very exciting day, swapping jobs with Skills Minister, Matthew Hancock MP. A very different but varied day for me...

LOOK: BAE Systems Crazy 1960s Concept Ideas

Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Tech

Along the way to creating successful military and commercial vehicles like the terrifying Terrier, Challenger tanks, and Jetstream jets, BAE Systems h...

This Plane Just Flew Over The UK Without A Pilot

Huffington Post UK / PA | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Tech

The first pilotless flight over British airspace has been successfully completed. Aerospace company BAE Systems flew a Jetstream 31 - dubbed the "f...

Queen Elizabeth's Giant Rear Section (PICTURES)

PA | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK

The construction of the "largest and most powerful warship" ever built for the Royal Navy took another step today as its 11,000-tonne hull section was...

Why it is Time for an Active Defence Industrial Strategy

Jim Murphy MP | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Politics
Jim Murphy MP

The failure of the merger between BAE and EADS was inevitable once political differences came to the fore. The UK government has done the right thing in sticking to red lines, but ministers now have a challenge to deliver the active defence industrial strategy which is needed more than ever before.

Engineering an Olympic Legacy

James Baker | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK
James Baker

Like the rest of the nation, I was gripped by the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. I've witnessed incredible achievements and developed a passion for sports like taekwondo, Keirin cycling and Finn class sailing that I hadn't seen before, but that had me on the edge of - and frequently leaping out of - my seat.

Dina Rickman

EXCLUSIVE: Elite Universities Get £83m From Arms Trade Firms

HuffingtonPost.com | Dina Rickman | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Britain’s top universities have received at least £83m worth of funds from firms involved in the arms trade over the last three years, The Huffingt...

A Jubilee Bonus - End Royal Support for Arms Sales

Kaye Stearman | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK Politics
Kaye Stearman

As the UK gears up to celebrates the Diamond Jubilee, amid street parties, parades and flotillas, it is timely to take a closer look at one of the less edifying aspects of the royal family - the links between royalty, the military and the arms industry.

330 Jobs To Go At BAE Tank Factory That Serviced WWI

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK

Defence giant BAE Systems is planning to axe more than 600 jobs and close a historic factory which made tanks during the First World War. The firm ...

BAE Systems Wins £1.9bn Contract To Supply Saudi Jets

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK

Defence company BAE Systems has signed a £1.9bn contract to supply training jets to Saudi Arabia. BAE says the deal will save 218 jobs at its East...