Where purpose connects

Our mission

Our mission is to provide our customer with an essential edge to protect what matters most. A career with us will ignite your passion to improve security, defend freedom and make the world a safer place. Learn more about our teams, leadership, and innovations below.
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Our values & teams

BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services.
Inspired by a shared set of values, our employees are trusted, innovative, and bold in everything they do. They shine in a highly collaborative environment where everyone wants to see each other succeed – because they know the quality of our work truly matters.
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Electronic Systems (ES)

Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems’ game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers an edge and our employees opportunities to change the world.

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Intelligence & Security (I&S)

At Intelligence & Security (I&S), our pride shows in everything we do — from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, integration, operations and maintenance. 
Knowing our work enables our customer to recognize and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and technology to new levels.
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Platforms & Services (P&S)

Platforms & Services (P&S) does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair…just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. 

Space & Mission Systems (SMS)

Space & Mission Systems is a leading provider of national defense and civil space applications, advanced remote sensing, scientific and tactical systems. Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, we continually discover ways to enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most.

Our leadership

Tom Arseneault, President & Chief Executive Officer of BAE Systems, Inc.

Arseneault leads approximately 35,000 dedicated employees across major operations in the U.S., UK, and Sweden. Along with his role as president and CEO, he is an executive director on the BAE Systems plc Board of Directors, a member of the company’s Executive Committee, and an officer director on the BAE Systems, Inc. Board of Directors.

Our innovations

From the depths of ocean to the outer reaches of space, and everything in between – our next generation technology is there where it counts. We protect those who protect us. Our wide-ranging portfolio includes products and services for our armed forces and allies, the Department of Defense (DoD), the intelligence community, federal civilian agencies and commercial customers. Get a small glimpse inside our innovations below. 

Employee shares how BAE Systems equipment saved his crew

Ron, BAE Systems director of Army Programs, describes the tense moments his crew faced when a sand storm overtook their helicopter in Afghanistan. With one chance to land, BAE Systems equipment – the Doppler navigation GPS, engine fuel control units, and the ARC 213 radio – brought his crew safely to the ground. Hear his story below.

Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV)

Advanced survivability, mobility, and networkability. The Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) is a family of next generation, highly survivable tracked combat vehicles essential to the future of the U.S. Army and its allies.
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APKWS, the innovation continues

Combat-proven for over a decade, BAE Systems’ APKWS® laser guidance kit redefines precision munitions by hitting targets with pinpoint accuracy and minimal collateral damage – delivering critical lethality when it matters most.
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New shiplift & land level repair facility

Watch an animated rendition of a new shiplift and land level repair facility for BAE Systems’ Jacksonville, Florida shipyard. The facility will feature one of the largest shiplift mechanisms built by Pearlson Shiplift Corporation in the United States.​​​​​​
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Advancing the ultimate defense

For each nuclear deterrent capability, we work alongside the U.S. Air Force and Navy to ensure both weapons systems are operational if called to action. We effectively detect and resolve challenges supporting the ICBM weapons system and implement solutions. 

Space innovation & exploration

From Apollo 11 to four generations of Mars Rovers/Landers, BAE Systems has empowered space exploration. Our products and services are the heart of satellites across the solar system and help hundreds of millions of people each day with GPS, satellite radio, weather data, and other advantages.
MethaneSAT, a satellite designed to help identify methane emissions. Text on graphic: MethaneSAT. On a Mission to Change the World.
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Riptide TM, an unmanned undersea vehicle designed by BAE Systems innovators, floats in the water.

Incubating undersea systems

We're bringing next-generation capabilities to the unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) market. Our mission agnostic, modular system design enables easy modification for various development needs.​​​
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Energizing the future of flight

We're combining decades of demonstrated cross domain know-how and expertise in integrated flight controls and propulsion solutions to enable the next generation of aircraft.
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Advanced simulation and training

BISim joins BAE Systems as a wholly-owned subsidiary, bringing global software development and advanced military simulation and training solutions to the company’s growing portfolio.

Mission-critical solutions and services

We deliver intelligence analysis, cyber operations, IT, systems development, systems integration, operations and maintenance to enable militaries and governments recognize, manage, and defeat threats.

Visit our newsroom

It’s breadth – no other company in our line of work is in the same range of domains or geographies. Air, land, sea, cyber space, outer space – we’re there. Around the world – we’re there. Visit our newsroom to learn what's next.

SHE (Safety, Health & Environment) commitment

Our employees take on some of the world’s most challenging and innovative engineering, manufacturing and technology projects. We understand safety and sustainability are key values to hold and we aspire to recruit, develop and retain a world-class workforce committed to safety, health and the environment.