BAE Systems Expects Orders from Saudi Arabia, Oman

15.10.2012 KSA
BAE Systems Expects Orders from Saudi Arabia, Oman

BAE Systems Expects Orders from Saudi Arabia, Oman

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On 11 October 2012, BAE Systems issued its Interim Management Statement for the period from 1 July 2012 to 10 October 2012 in accordance with the requirements of the UK Listing Authority's Disclosure Rules and Transparency Rules.

Trading for the period has been consistent with management expectations at the time of the half-year results announcement on 2 August 2012.

As indicated previously, modest growth in underlying earnings per share is anticipated for 2012, assuming a satisfactory conclusion to the pricing negotiations this year with the Saudi Arabian government on the Typhoon Salam program and excluding the benefit in 2011 of the Research & Development tax settlement.

A higher level of operating business cash inflow is planned for the Group in 2012 including the anticipated benefit of cash receipts related to the Salam program.

In the UK, the defence environment remains stable following the significant changes to priorities identified by the Strategic Defence and Security Review in 2010.

Uncertainty as to how US federal deficit reduction will be implemented, including possible sequestration measures, continues to cloud the outlook for the US government defence budget. Some limited trading disruption is likely in the last quarter of the 2012 calendar year as the US government operates under a Continuing Resolution from 1 October 2012.

In August, the UK government reaffirmed its commitment to the Type 26 next generation of Royal Navy frigates, detailing the requirements for replacing Type 23 frigates from 2021.

In the US, BAE Systems received a $306m (£190m) contract modification to upgrade 353 Bradley fighting vehicles, funding the program into 2014.

In August, BAE Systems, as part of the industry team led by Lockheed Martin, was one of three down-selected for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase of the US government’s potentially large Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program.

In Saudi Arabia, following the award of a £1.6bn contract in May to support the Royal Saudi Air Force’s future aircrew training requirements, BAE Systems has been awarded a six-month extension to the current aircraft support contract on the Typhoon Salam program. Negotiations with the customer continue in respect of the Typhoon Salam program for the next 5 years of support, the construction of maintenance and upgrade facilities in-Kingdom, and for capability enhancement.

Negotiations also continue on the Saudi British Defence Co-operation Program for the next five years of support, including additional awards associated with the training environment and weapons procurement. These negotiations cover contracts worth in excess of £7bn.

Contract negotiations with the Omani Ministry of Defence for the supply of 12 Typhoon Tranche 3 aircraft and associated support are expected to be concluded this year.


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