Bae Systems

Labour MP Says Her Constituents Are Crying Themselves To Sleep Over Brexit Uncertainty

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Politics

A Labour MP says some of her constituents are so worried about Brexit they are “literally crying themselves to sleep”. Chi Onwurah claims the gove...

Perceptions Of Women In Engineering Is No Joke

Emelia Galkowska | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK
Emelia Galkowska

Three engineers visit a school to talk about their careers: two men and a woman. One is a burly Yorkshireman, the other is a tall Southerner and the t...

John McDonnell warns BAE Systems Could Lose Major Government Contract Unless Boss Agrees To Pay Cut

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK Politics

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has warned BAE Systems risks losing its government defence contracts if Labour wins the election, unless its top boss...

May Agrees Turkish Defence Deal Despite Human Rights Fears

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 28.01.2017 | UK Politics

Theresa May has signed a new £100m defence deal with Turkey - just minutes after raising Turkey’s human rights record directly with the country’s...

Disarming DSEI: Arms Dealers And Despots Descend on London

Andrew Smith | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

It's less than two week until one of the world's biggest arms fairs, Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI), rolls into London. The biennial event (taking place 15-18 September) will bring thousands of arms companies representatives together with mercenaries, generals and military delegations from some of the worst dictatorships in the world.

The UK is Complicit in the Destruction of Yemen

Andrew Smith | Posted 29.05.2016 | UK
Andrew Smith

The bombardment has been supported by the US and the UK, with both governments giving political and military support to the Saudi regime.

BAE Systems Is Essentially Building An 'Iron Man' Helmet For Soldiers

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Tech

BAE Systems has unveiled a new 'Iron Man' style combat helmet that'll allow soldiers to see the world with night vision and thermal imaging at the sam...

UK Military Spending Should Be Cut, Regardless of Who Wins in May

Andrew Smith | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

Despite recent cuts, at £37 billion the UK military budget is still far higher than in a number of much bigger countries, such as Brazil or India. It also represents a far higher percentage of national GDP than any other European country and almost all NATO members.

The US Navy Has A Terrifying New Weapon

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Tech

"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" was a terrible film, it did however have one redeeming feature: its futuristic portrayal of a new US Navy weapon...

Reinventing the Clyde and Putting Human Rights at the Heart of Scottish Foreign Policy

Andrew Smith | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

With the polls tightening and the bookmakers shortening their odds, there is now a very real chance that Scottish people will vote for independence in two weeks time... However, one of the most positive contributions has been the Scottish Government's commitment to a 'do no harm' arms exports policy in the event of a Yes vote.

Big Tory Donor Really Doesn't Want Cameron To Punish Putin Any More

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been warned that European and US sanctions against Russia could cost British jobs by Tory peer and major party donor Lord Bamford. ...

Defence Giant Predicts Big Business After MH17 Plane Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK

The head of global defence giant BAE Systems has predicted that his business could benefit from airlines worrying about protecting their airplanes in ...

Thomas Tamblyn

Mark Bowman Is Living Every Child's Dream | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Tech

Mark Bowman is a man who doesn't mince his words, which is just as well because ultimately that -- and an almost otherworldly ability to fly a plane -...

Thomas Tamblyn

This VR Battle Helmet Is Just Like 'Iron Man' (And We've Worn It) | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Tech

This is the BAE Striker II Helmet-Mounted Display (HMD). It is - put simply - the world's most advanced helmet. The idea? To take pilots out of re...

Thomas Tamblyn

These 7 Inventions Will Change Warfare For Ever | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Tech

With games like 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' showing us the future of military gadgets and technology the truth is that actually, they're far clos...

This Stealth Attack Drone Is Terrifying, British ... And Invisible

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Tech

BAE has in its possession one of the single coolest and most terrifying pieces of advanced military hardware in the world: the Taranis stealth drone. ...

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 05.09.2014 | 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 13.07.2014 | 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 17.03.2015 | UK
Alastair Sloan

The Brits are big in the weapons game too, in fact our tiny isle is second only to the mighty U.S of A in arms manufacturing and exporting.

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...