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BAE Closes Potential $6.7B Deal to Supply Typhoon Fighter Jets to Qatar

BAE Systems has secured a potential $6.69 billion contract to supply Qatar’s air force with 24 Eurofighter Typhoon multirole fighter jets. The company said Sunday it expects to start deliveries in late 2022 and will also provide in-service support and initial training services as a prime contractor on the contract. A consortium composed of BAE, …

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BAE Announces Reorganization Plan, Names New CTO in Series of Exec Moves

BAE Systems has announced plans to eliminate its U.K. and international platforms and services operating groups as part of a reorganization effort that will take effect on Jan. 1. The company said Tuesday it will consolidate its military air and information business, its interest in the MBDA joint venture as …

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BAE Lands $4.8B UK Contract to Build Type 26 Warships; Charles Woodburn Comments

BAE Systems has received a potential $4.8 billion contract from the U.K. defense ministry to build the first three ships under the country’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship program. The company said Sunday the contract is expected to create at least 3,400 jobs across the U.K. and that it will …

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BAE COO Charles Woodburn to Become CEO in July

Charles Woodburn, chief operating officer at BAE Systems, will officially assume the chief executive role after Ian King retires from the British defense company at the end of June. “Since his appointment last year, Charles has made an important contribution to the company, bringing impeccable engineering credentials, broad international experience and fresh …

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Report: BAE to Name COO Charles Woodburn as Chief Executive

BAE Systems plans to formally appoint Chief Operating Officer Charles Woodburn as CEO  of the British defense contractor before the year ends, Sky News reported Monday. Mark Kleinman writes BAE’s board of directors could announce their selection of Woodburn to succeed CEO Ian King before or in conjunction with the Feb. 23 release of the company’s …

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Reports: COO Charles Woodburn to Take Charge of BAE’s UK Defense, Cyber Businesses

BAE Systems Chief Operating Officer Charles Woodburn will assume responsibility for the British contractor’s defense operations and cybersecurity subsidiary in the U.K. ahead of CEO Ian King’s anticipated retirement in 2017, Reuters reported Wednesday. Sarah Young writes a BAE spokeswoman told Reuters the company has informed employees that Woodburn will manage the …

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Bloomberg: BAE COO Charles Woodburn to Start Preparations for CEO

BAE Systems PLC Chief Operating Officer Charles Woodburn will start a series of meetings with clients and suppliers sometime in October or November as part of preparations to succeed Ian King as CEO of the British defense contractor, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Benjamin Katz and David Hellier report that Woodburn will assume a bigger role with outside stakeholders while King will …

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Energy Sector Vet Charles Woodburn Named BAE COO; Roger Carr Comments

Charles Woodburn, a 20-year oil and gas industry veteran and former CEO of oilfield services company Expro, has joined BAE Systems as chief operating officer. He will report directly to CEO Ian King and will also join BAE’s board as an executive director in the second quarter of 2016, the company said Monday. Woodburn …

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