Innovation, research and development remain a key focus for BAE Systems. Its commitment to both innovation and engineering excellence ensures that the company is able to deal with today’s global challenges. This experience is carries over into the products and services that enable its customers to meet the complex security and safety challenges of the 21st century.
Trusted Partner of the DoD
It’s no mystery why the United States Department of Defense (DoD) has selected BAE Systems to compete for future research and development task orders awarded under a nine-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. The contract provides fast, flexible low-cost solutions across technical disciplines to meet the current and future technology needs of the U.S. military.
“BAE Systems is a large defense company, and we support armed services and the intelligence community from both a products and services perspective,” said Kristen Ingle, director of Mission Intelligence.
To meet these goals BAE works closely with the many military veterans on their team. Their experience and proven track record of serving the country provides the company with an essential perspective.
“They are subject matter experts in certain areas of their discipline,” added Kristen, “they give us a great viewpoint and access that we wouldn’t normally have.”
A Vision for the Future
BAE Systems is seeking to be the premier international defense, aerospace and security company. Its mission is clear: to help its customers develop vital mission advantages where it counts.
To achieve that vision and mission, BAE Systems maintains a clear, consistent strategy:
- Sustain and grow their core businesses.
- Expand in adjacent and international markets.
- Recruit, develop, and inspire a diverse and talented workforce.
- Improve financial performance in order to deliver and sustainably grow shareholder value.
This begins by looking beyond simply the bottom line or next quarterly earnings report.
“The difference I found from being a leader in Silicon Valley versus being a leader here in defense is that the Valley doesn’t have mission,” said Peder Jungck, vice president and general manager of Intelligence Solutions. “The mission of making a dollar, mission of making the next level for a company is very different than defending our nation and serving those who really serve us. It was the missing piece that I found that caused me to move from the West Coast to the East Coast.”
BAE Systems also provides a broad range of services and solutions that enable the military and government to successfully carry out those missions; this is accomplished through large-scale systems engineering, integration and sustainment services across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains.
For its employees it is more than just building a resume and moving onto the next job.
“They do so much and touch so many different areas that you can stay within BAE Systems and work on different programs and different projects over a 10-year span and never do the same thing,” said systems analyst Conrad Tyson. “For the millennials in my generation, we don’t typically want to do the same thing for a long time, so BAE Systems provides that capability to jump around and take on different projects and programs and learn different skills – it is really helpful to do that instead of just one job in one location.”
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