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BAE Systems Land and Armaments

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2000 Name of British Aerospace Land and Sea Systems was changed to to BAE Systems (Land and Sea Systems) Ltd

2004 BAE Systems acquired Alvis Vickers Ltd, the dominant UK maker of armoured vehicles[1], becoming BAE Systems Land Systems.

2005 BAE Systems acquired United Defense Industries, when BAE Systems Land Systems became BAE Systems Land and Armaments.

BAE Systems Land and Armaments is a wholly owned subsidiary of BAE Systems and is responsible for the design, development and production of combat vehicles, ammunition, artillery systems, naval guns and missile launchers. It is the largest such company in the world. It had its headquarters in the USA.

The business unit was created on June 24, 2005, following the completion of BAE Systems plc's acquisition of United Defense Industries and its merger with BAE Systems Land Systems (which included RO Defence, Alvis including Hagglunds).

In 2007 BAE Systems acquired Armor Holdings adding to the size of Land & Armaments significantly.

2019 BAE Systems (Land and Sea Systems) Ltd still reported as a subsidiary of BAE Systems[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, August 03, 2002
  2. 2019 Annual report