BAE SYSTEMS is an international company engaged in the development, delivery and support of advanced defence systems in the air, on land, at sea and in space. The company designs, manufactures and supports military aircraft, surface ships, submarines, radar, avionics, communications, electronics and guided weapon systems. It is a pioneer in technology with a heritage stretching back hundreds of years. It is at the forefront of innovation, working to develop the next generation of intelligent defence systems. BAE SYSTEMS has major operations across five continents and customers in some 130 countries. The company employs more than 83,000 people and generates annual sales of approximately £12 billion.
Advanced Technology Solutions was formed to bring together the two technology businesses which had transferred from the BAE Systems ATC. The organisation is a centre of excellence for research, development and manufacture of low observable materials and micro and nano scale technologies.