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Sunday, October 14


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This is what analysts have to say about BAE Systems plc (LON:BA) after last week.

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This is what analysts have to say about BAE Systems plc (LON:BA) after last week. It is positive, as 38 investors sold BAE Systems plc shares while 606 reduced holdings. Goldman Sachs Grp Inc Inc holds 3.56 million shares or 0.32% of its portfolio. Norinchukin Financial Bank The holds 1.3% or 260,076 shares in its portfolio. Since May 3, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $6.66 million activity. Among 7 analysts covering BAE Systems Plc (LON:BA), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive.

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Thursday, October 11


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Is the BAE Systems share price heading for 500p?

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The group’s share price is down by about 13% from its 52-week high of 680p. But despite the market sell-off, BAE shares are still up 3% this year, compared to a 7% drop for the FTSE. I’ve said many times before that I view BAE Systems as a good long-term income stock. The size and diversity of its business means that it should be able to adapt to changing requirements and new technology. And although its cash flow can be lumpy (depending on contract timings), over a 5-to-10-year timeframe this business tends to generate quite a lot of surplus cash. Chief executive Charles Woodburn says that 2018 will be a “transition earnings year.” Adjusted earnings are expected to be broadly flat, but recent contract wins bode well for future growth, as my colleague Royston Wild recently explained.

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Wednesday, October 10


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BAE Armored Vehicle Capacity Questioned in Trump Defense Study

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BAE’s Armored Vehicle Capacity Questioned in Trump Defense Study. The report issued last week drew attention mostly for its emphasis on the dangers it said China’s aggressive policies are posing to U.S. national security. But laced throughout are case studies of gaps or potential bottlenecks domestically in defense sectors -- including shipbuilding, aircraft, munitions and ground systems -- that threaten President Donald Trump’s military buildup. While London-based BAE isn’t named, the report describes operations at its York, Pennsylvania, facility, which is producing as many as six military vehicles for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps and Japan’s military in a section titled “Capacity Shortfall for Future Armored Brigade Combat Team Goals.”. BAE said it “continues to invest significantly in its own manufacturing industrial base network” to “diversify production, increase capacity and efficiency and expand jobs” in Pennsylvania and five other states. But a May 30 assessment by the defense contract agency cautioned that the Pennsylvania facility’s capacity appears “to be inadequate because of welding and machining capability” as demand is expected to increase to about 600 vehicles in 2021 from about 200 this year. BAE’s factory capability and quality is a priority for the Army because it wants to increase production through 2023 for a new self-propelled howitzer system as well as the other major vehicles built by BAE: the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle and the M88A2 tank recovery vehicle.

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BAE's Armored Vehicle Capacity Questioned in Trump Defense Study

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BAE’s Armored Vehicle Capacity Questioned in Trump Defense Study. The report issued last week drew attention mostly for its emphasis on the dangers it said China’s aggressive policies are posing to U.S. national security. But laced throughout are case studies of gaps or potential bottlenecks domestically in defense sectors -- including shipbuilding, aircraft, munitions and ground systems -- that threaten President Donald Trump’s military buildup. While London-based BAE isn’t named, the report describes operations at its York, Pennsylvania, facility, which is producing as many as six military vehicles for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps and Japan’s military in a section titled “Capacity Shortfall for Future Armored Brigade Combat Team Goals.”. BAE said it “continues to invest significantly in its own manufacturing industrial base network” to “diversify production, increase capacity and efficiency and expand jobs” in Pennsylvania and five other states. But a May 30 assessment by the defense contract agency cautioned that the Pennsylvania facility’s capacity appears “to be inadequate because of welding and machining capability” as demand is expected to increase to about 600 vehicles in 2021 from about 200 this year. BAE’s factory capability and quality is a priority for the Army because it wants to increase production through 2023 for a new self-propelled howitzer system as well as the other major vehicles built by BAE: the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle and the M88A2 tank recovery vehicle.

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Tuesday, October 09


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U.S. Army to Procure BAE Systems’ 155mm BONUS Precision-guided Munitions

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The U.S. Army is adding BAE Systems’ Bofors 155mm BONUS ammunition to its arsenal, through a contract with the NSPA (NATO Support and Procurement Agency). Already qualified by the Army, the latest version of BONUS defeats heavily armored targets and can be fired from any 155-millimeter artillery system, including M777 lightweight towed howitzers and the M109 self-propelled howitzer family of vehicles. BONUS is significantly more capable than traditional munitions because it carries two smart munitions that employ advanced sensors, enabling each to independently seek out and destroy separate targets within a radius of 32,000 square meters. Because each BONUS shell carries two smart munitions, its mission success per round is significantly better than with traditional ammunition. “The proven reliability and mission success of BONUS make it an ideal solution for the U.S. Army as it continues to invest in advanced technological capabilities for its forces,” said Lena Gillström, managing director for BAE Systems’ Weapon Systems business in Sweden.

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Monday, October 08


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BAE Systems to Deliver 18 M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzers to the U.S. Army

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BAE Systems has received an order to provide 18 additional M777 155mm Ultra Lightweight Howitzers to the U.S. Army under a new contract from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). This order builds on the more than 1,000 M777 gun systems already in service with the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, as well as logistical support contracts received from the DoD. "This battle-proven capability leverages technical insertions, long-range precision guided munition developments, and flexible mobility options, to make the M777 a very effective artillery technology," said Joe Senftle, Vice President and General Manager of Weapon Systems at BAE Systems. The M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzer has become the benchmark for 155mm lightweight towed artillery systems, delivering superior artillery capability in the most hostile environments with unrivalled tactical and strategic mobility.

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BAE Systems Develops Next-Generation Countermeasures Dispenser to Provide Advanced Threat Protection for Aircraft

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BAE Systems, a leader in optical electronic warfare systems, today unveiled its Smart D2™ system, a next-generation threat management technology named for its ability to dispense countermeasures and defend military aircraft. The system efficiently manages and deploys smart, expendable countermeasures – including multi-shot flares, active radio-frequency (RF) decoys, and kinetic interceptors – that are designed to protect aircraft and aircrews from existing and emerging threats. Traditional threat warning and countermeasure systems identify and defeat infrared and RF guided missiles by dispensing flares or chaff, which confuse threats and their ability to track. However, current systems lack the communications, inventory management, and customizable response capabilities necessary to increase survivability against evolving future threats. “The Smart D2 system combines smart inventory management with a database of proven countermeasure combinations,” said Paul Markwardt, vice president and general manager of Survivability, Targeting, and Sensing Solutions at BAE Systems.

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Friday, October 05


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Military Avionics: World Markets to 2028 featuring Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, Harris Corp, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Thales, and many more

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Military Avionics: World Markets to 2028 featuring Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, Harris Corp, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Thales, and many more. The increasing complexities in modern day war techniques have resulted in a heightened requirement for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) activities, which has resulted in several key defense spenders to invest heavily in the research and development of equipment such as airborne mission systems, display systems, navigation and controls, communication systems and surveillance systems. In order to tackle conventional as well as newly evolved threats, militaries worldwide are focusing on installation of advanced sensor based systems, which can provide intel in real time for necessary actions. Thus to establish steady flow of organized information to pilots for both offensive and defensive purposes, military forces worldwide are constantly raising demand for advanced avionics systems. The global military avionics market is expected to value US$29 billion in 2018, and will grow at a CAGR of 3.24% to value US$39.9 billion by 2028.

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Thursday, October 04


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Tuesday, October 02


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BAE Systems PLC (LON100:BA) social chatter is higher than usual

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