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BAE, Raven Team for EW Support (Nov. 12)

BAE Systems Avionics and the Raven Alliance have agreed to co-operate in the delivery of Electronic Warfare Support to the BAE Systems’ customer base.

The Raven Alliance is a group of leading and niche companies, which includes Cranfield University, with complementary EW capabilities specialising in Education, Training and Support. The Raven Alliance operates an innovative business model enabling, through single point interface, competitive solutions to be provided to enhance capability and customer support.

Raven Alliance Chairman, Professor Bill Taylor said, “This agreement is a key milestone in enabling Small Medium Enterprise (SME) companies to work more effectively with the Primes, and for the Primes like BAE Systems to embrace and access the real core capabilities of UK industry.”

Leading the way in SME collaboration, the Raven Alliance is a continuing success story demonstrating the potential and enhanced effectiveness of SME groups. Supported by the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) and Chemring Group Plc in its start up phase, the Raven Alliance was formed in July 2002 and has helped its members with several contracts providing significant additional revenue.

BAE Systems Avionics Executive Vice President Marketing, Dr David Hughes said, “The SME companies represented by the Raven Alliance bring together a range of key EW technologies that will benefit our end customers. We are delighted to have the Alliance as part of our team and we look forward to jointly developing EW Support arrangements that complement and enhance our EW capability.”

BAE Systems Avionics is one of Europe’s leading avionics companies, and the UK’ s foremost supplier of electronic systems for military platforms in the air, at sea and on land. With its head office at Basildon in the UK, the Avionics organisation has major sites in southern England and Scotland. The Group employs 4,900 people. The Electronic Warfare Sector (EWS) is a world leader in the research and development of advanced technology self-protection systems & countermeasures for aircraft, helicopters and naval ships.

BAE Systems has major operations across five continents and customers in some 130 countries. The company has more than 90,000 people and generates annual sales of approximately £12 billion through its wholly-owned and joint venture operations.

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Raven Alliance and BAE Sign Understanding for EW Support