BAE Systems Electronics, Intelligence & Support
BAE Systems Electronics, Intelligence & Support (EI&S) is one of two operating groups of BAE Systems Inc.
BAE Systems Inc.
BAE Systems Inc. is a major subsidiary of the British defense and aerospace company BAE Systems plc. As per its Special Security Agreement, BAE Systems Inc...

, the North American subsidiary of UK-based BAE Systems
BAE Systems
BAE Systems plc is a British multinational defence, security and aerospace company headquartered in London, United Kingdom, that has global interests, particularly in North America through its subsidiary BAE Systems Inc. BAE is among the world's largest military contractors; in 2009 it was the...



The business was formed in June 2005 as BAE Systems Electronics and Integrated Solutions by the merger of BAE's Information & Electronic Warfare Systems (IEWS) and Information & Electronic Systems Integration (IESI) units. The former was the Lockheed Martin Aerospace Electronic Systems business, acquired by BAE in 2000. Lockheed identified AES as a candidate for disposal following a strategic review in 1999. BAE Systems
BAE Systems
BAE Systems plc is a British multinational defence, security and aerospace company headquartered in London, United Kingdom, that has global interests, particularly in North America through its subsidiary BAE Systems Inc. BAE is among the world's largest military contractors; in 2009 it was the...

 agreed to acquire the group in July and completed its acquisition of AES on 27 November 2000. The group encompassed Sanders Associates
Sanders Associates
Sanders Associates was a defense contractor in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA, from 1951 until it was sold in 1986. It is now part of BAE Systems Electronics & Integrated Solutions, a subsidiary of BAE Systems. It concentrated on developing and manufacturing electronic systems, notably aircraft...

, Fairchild Systems
Fairchild Systems
Fairchild Systems was a United States defense contractor which is now part of BAE Systems Electronics, Intelligence & Support. A descendant of Fairchild Camera and Instrument, the San Francisco Chronicle described Fairchild Systems as "one of the legendary names of Silicon Valley" and that in "the...

 and Lockheed Martin Space Electronics & Communications. The purchase of this group by BAE has been described as "precedent setting" given the advanced and classified nature of many of that company's products.

Platform Solutions

This division was formerly known as Lockheed Martin Control Systems (LMCS). LMCS was acquired by BAE from Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin is an American global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technology company with worldwide interests. It was formed by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta in March 1995. It is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, in the Washington Metropolitan Area....

 in April 2000 for $510 million USD. In August 2004 BAE acquired Boeing Commercial Electronics
Boeing Commercial Electronics
Boeing Commercial Electronics was a Irving, Texas-based division of Boeing responsible for the manufacture of electronic components for the company's aircraft...

 for $66 million (£36m) and merged it into Platform Solutions. The division has its HQs in Johnson City
Johnson City, New York
Johnson City is a village in Broome County, New York, United States. The population was 15,535 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Binghamton Metropolitan Statistical Area....

, New York
New York
New York is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. It is the nation's third most populous state. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east...

 and sites in Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Fort Wayne is a city in the US state of Indiana and the county seat of Allen County. The population was 253,691 at the 2010 Census making it the 74th largest city in the United States and the second largest in Indiana...

, Indiana
Indiana is a US state, admitted to the United States as the 19th on December 11, 1816. It is located in the Midwestern United States and Great Lakes Region. With 6,483,802 residents, the state is ranked 15th in population and 16th in population density. Indiana is ranked 38th in land area and is...

; Irving
Irving, Texas
Irving is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within Dallas County. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city population was 216,290. Irving is within the Dallas–Plano–Irving metropolitan division of the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, designated...

, Texas
Texas is the second largest U.S. state by both area and population, and the largest state by area in the contiguous United States.The name, based on the Caddo word "Tejas" meaning "friends" or "allies", was applied by the Spanish to the Caddo themselves and to the region of their settlement in...

; Ontario
Ontario, California
Ontario is a city located in San Bernardino County, California, United States, 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Located in the western part of the Inland Empire region, it lies just east of the Los Angeles county line and is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area...

, California
California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is by far the most populous U.S. state, and the third-largest by land area...

; Redmond, Washington
Redmond, Washington
Redmond is a city in King County, Washington, United States, located east of Seattle. The population was 54,144 at the 2010 census,up from 45,256 in 2000....

; and Rochester, England
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west, with the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south separating it from continental...


BAE Systems Platform Solutions manufactures Full Authority Digital Engine Control
Full Authority Digital Engine Control is a system consisting of a digital computer, called an electronic engine controller or engine control unit , and its related accessories that control all aspects of aircraft engine performance...

s, Fly by wire controls, mission computers, space vehicle controls, the HybriDrive vehicle propulstion system, and rail transport controls.

The company's flight control systems are used on Boeing's
The Boeing Company is an American multinational aerospace and defense corporation, founded in 1916 by William E. Boeing in Seattle, Washington. Boeing has expanded over the years, merging with McDonnell Douglas in 1997. Boeing Corporate headquarters has been in Chicago, Illinois since 2001...

Boeing 757
The Boeing 757 is a mid-size, narrow-body twin-engine jet airliner manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Passenger versions of the twinjet have a capacity of 186 to 289 persons and a maximum range of , depending on variant and cabin configuration...

, 767
Boeing 767
The Boeing 767 is a mid-size, wide-body twin-engine jet airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It was the manufacturer's first wide-body twinjet and its first airliner with a two-crew glass cockpit. The aircraft features two turbofan engines, a supercritical wing, and a conventional tail...

, 777
Boeing 777
The Boeing 777 is a long-range, wide-body twin-engine jet airliner manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. It is the world's largest twinjet and is commonly referred to as the "Triple Seven". The aircraft has seating for over 300 passengers and has a range from , depending on model...

, C-17, F/A-18
F/A-18 Hornet
The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is a supersonic, all-weather carrier-capable multirole fighter jet, designed to dogfight and attack ground targets . Designed by McDonnell Douglas and Northrop, the F/A-18 was derived from the latter's YF-17 in the 1970s for use by the United States Navy and...

 and V-22
V-22 Osprey
The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is an American multi-mission, military, tiltrotor aircraft with both a vertical takeoff and landing , and short takeoff and landing capability...

 aircraft as well as the Northrop Grumman B-2 bomber
B-2 Spirit
The Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit is an American heavy bomber with low observable stealth technology designed to penetrate dense anti-aircraft defenses and deploy both conventional and nuclear weapons. The bomber has a crew of two and can drop up to eighty -class JDAM GPS-guided bombs, or sixteen ...

, the Saab Gripen
JAS 39 Gripen
The Saab JAS 39 Gripen is a lightweight single-engine multirole fighter manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab. It was designed to replace the Saab 35 Draken and 37 Viggen in the Swedish Air Force...

 and the F-35
F-35 Lightning II
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a family of single-seat, single-engine, fifth generation multirole fighters under development to perform ground attack, reconnaissance, and air defense missions with stealth capability...

. Platform Solutions also provides the electronic engine controls for all General Electric
GE Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric, is headquartered in Evendale, Ohio . GE Aviation is the top supplier of aircraft engines in the world, and offers engines for the majority of commercial aircraft. GE Aviation is part of the General Electric conglomerate, which is one of the world's...

 and CFM International
CFM International
CFM International is a joint venture between GE Aviation, a division of General Electric of the United States and Snecma, a division of Safran of France...

 commercial jet engines.

Electronic Solutions

The Electronic Solutions line of business – part of BAE Systems Electronic & Integrated Solutions group – is headquartered in Nashua, N.H., and includes 8800 employees working at 17 locations in the U.S. and Israel. ES is divided into six business areas who serve military customers with the following product lines:
  • One Communications & Network Solutions is a leading provider of secure, networked communications systems to the U.S. military. C&NS manufactures avionics communications and navigation products including altimeters, landing systems and Doppler systems, and also provides advanced network engineering and communications systems readiness and sustainment. Products include Joint Tactical Radio Systems and the Link 16 Data Link.
  • Two Electronic Combat Solutions provides networked electronic combat solutions; advanced digital receiver architecture, electronic countermeasures and electronic attack; advanced signal processing; passive signal detection and exploitation; command and control disruption; weapon targeting and protection solutions. Products include the 5th Generation Integrated EW Suite for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II (JSF) and F-22/A Raptor, the Air Force’s EC-130H Compass Call weapon system, advanced platform integrated EW/IW systems, and platform support solutions for Lockheed Martin Aero (Ft. Worth, Texas) and Hill AFB (Ogden, Utah).
  • Three Intelligence, Reconnaissance & Surveillance is a world leader in Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) interrogators and transponders; radiation-hard chip sets, ASICs, processors, processing assemblies and subsystems for space programs and efforts; and SIGINT for detection, exploitation, manipulation and targeting of RF signals for airborne, maritime and ground platforms. Products include Combined Interrogator Transponder (CIT) and Common Transponder (CXP) for air and ground platforms, day-night 24/7 persistent surveillance systems providing high resolution imagery for near real-time and post processing, and tactical SIGINT payload (TSP) for unmanned aerial systems.
  • Four Soldier & Vehicle Solutions provides uncooled microbolometer focal plane arrays; low power fusion electronics; image signal processing; IR missile seekers; semi active laser seekers; and imagers for remote weapon targeting. Products include Thermal Weapon Sights and Night Vision Goggles, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) against missiles, the Check-6 driver awareness systems, and the Driver's Vision Enhancer Family of Systems (DVE-FOS).
  • Five Survivability & Protection Solutions provides integrated survivability systems for fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, Infrared Countermeasures (IRCM), Radio Frequency Countermeasures (RFCM), and Radar Warning Receivers (RWR) for tactical and rotary-wing aircraft, ground vehicle survivability integrated systems. Products include the Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) missile-warning and countermeasures system for U.S. Army aircraft; laser-based, directable countermeasures systems to protect rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft; AN/ALE-55 fiber optic towed device, part of U.S. Navy’s Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM); JETEYE, a counter-MANPADS system for large aircraft; ALR-56C/M, radar warning receivers for F-15 & C-130 aircraft; and U-2 EW System (ALQ-221), ALR-56C (RWR).
  • Six Technology Solutions – Technology Solutions’ expertise includes: digital RF receivers and transmitters, system on a chip, advanced communications waveforms and networking, low observable and structurally embedded antennas, broadband multifunction apertures, solid state lasers, optical wave shifting, infrared focal plane arrays and detectors, precision geolocation, sonar signal processing, microwave MMIC power and low noise amplifiers gallium nitride (GaN) power and low noise amplifiers, hyperspectral sensor, high power photonics, electrothermal-chemical propulsion, nano-materials. TS products include: Radio frequency transmitters/receivers, electro-optical/IR sensors, photonics and advanced materials, and advanced communications and networking

Support Solutions

BAE's Support Solutions provides support of the US Navy's Aegis combat system
Aegis combat system
The Aegis Combat System is an integrated naval weapons system developed by the Missile and Surface Radar Division of RCA, and now produced by Lockheed Martin...

 and "prime systems integration" for the US
United States Navy
The United States Navy is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. The U.S. Navy is the largest in the world; its battle fleet tonnage is greater than that of the next 13 largest navies combined. The U.S...

 and Royal Navy
Royal Navy
The Royal Navy is the naval warfare service branch of the British Armed Forces. Founded in the 16th century, it is the oldest service branch and is known as the Senior Service...

 submarine fleet ballistic missile systems.

BAE Systems Ship Repair of Norfolk, Virginia
Norfolk, Virginia
Norfolk is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. With a population of 242,803 as of the 2010 Census, it is Virginia's second-largest city behind neighboring Virginia Beach....

 is a major non-nuclear ship repair business in the United States, formerly known as United States Marine Repair. The company's primary customer is the United States Navy, other customers include other branches of the US military and commercial cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean
Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean International is a Norwegian and American cruise line brand based in Miami, Florida and owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.. With 42 ships in service under 5 different brands and one more under construction, it controls a 25.6% share of the world cruise market...

. USMR had acquired Norfolk Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company (NORSHIPCO) in 1998. In 2004 USMR purchased Honolulu Shipyard Inc. (HSI) for $16 million. HSI was another U.S. Navy ship repair business. USMR was owned by the Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group is an American-based global asset management firm, specializing in private equity, based in Washington, D.C. The Carlyle Group operates in four business areas: corporate private equity, real assets, market strategies and fund-of-funds, through its AlpInvest subsidiary...

 who planned to float the company but instead chose to sell it to United Defense
United Defense
United Defense Industries was a United States defense contractor which is now part of BAE Systems Land and Armaments. This company produces combat vehicles, artillery, naval guns, missile launchers and precision munitions.-History:...

 (which it partially owned) in May 2002. BAE acquired the latter in 2005.

Information Solutions

BAE Systems Advanced Information Technologies (BAE Systems AIT) is a division of BAE Systems E&IS formerly known as ALPHATECH, Inc. The company manufactures processing systems for images and signals that are employed by United States intelligence agencies. Based in Burlington, Massachusetts
Burlington, Massachusetts
Burlington is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 24,498 at the 2010 census.- History :It is believed that Burlington takes its name from the English town of Bridlington, however this has never been confirmed....

, the company also has facilities in Virginia and Maryland. ALPHATECH was founded in 1979 as a spin-off from MIT
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological education and research.Founded in 1861 in...

by Nils Sandell, Sol Gully, and Michael Athans. BAE completed its acquisition of ALPHATECH in November 2004 for $88m (£48m).

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