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Valanx, a joint light tactical vehicle, at the BAE Systems exhibit booth at the Association of the U.S. Army. (Jeffrey MacMillan/Capital Business)

U.S. headquarters

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is a defense contractor with wide reach, manufacturing combat vehicles and electronic systems and providing services such as cybersecurity and intelligence gathering. The U.S. sector of the company acquired Fairchild Imaging, which designs and builds electronic imaging components and systems, and L-1 Identity Solutions’ intelligence services group.


BAE Systems can trace its history back to 1560, when the Royal Powder Factory was established at Waltham Abbey in Essex

1101 Wilson Blvd, Suite 2000

Arlington Va., 22209


Founded: 1999

President and CEO: Linda Hudson

Employees (local): 46000 (5300)

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