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BAe was the UK's largest exporter, a Competition Commission report gives a ten-year aggregate figure of 45 billion, with defence sales accounting for approximately 80%.

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The company was formed as a statutory corporation on April 29, 1977 as a result the Aircraft and Shipbuilding industries. This called for the nationalisation and merger of; the British Aircraft Corporation, Hawker siddeley aviation, Hawker Siddeley dynamics and Scottish Aviation. In accordance with the provisions of the British Aerospace Act 1980 the statutory corporation was changed to a Plc, British Aerospace Public Limited Company, on January 1 1981. On February 4 1981 the government sold 51.57% of its shares. The British goverment sold its remaining shares in 1985, maintaining a �1 Golden share which allows it veto foreign control of the board or company. ...read more.

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* 1985 - In June BAe delivered the first Panavia Tornado IDS to the Royal Air Force and on August 9, 1985 the first Tornado Air Defence Variant (ADV) rolled off the production line. * 1985 - On September 26 the Al Yamamah contract was signed with Saudi Arabia. * 1994 - In March the first Eurofighter development aircraft (DA) flew from Manching, Germany. This was followed by BAe's DA2 on April 6. * 1997 - BAe joined the Lockheed Martin X-35 Joint Strike Fighter team. RAF Aircraft Built By British Aerospace * Hawk T1 * Hawk T2 * Hawk 128 * Tornado f3 * Tornado gr4 * Nimrod mr2 * Nimrod r1 * Tornado gr4a * Bae146 * Bae 125 Some ...read more.

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Aircraft were delivered with the ability to carry weapons and so the Valley- and Brawdy-based Hunters used for weapons training were retired and a new single-aircraft syllabus developed to take advantage of the Hawk's capabilities. Other training units to receive the Hawk were Tactical Weapons Units at Brawdy and Lossiemouth, the Central Flying School at Scampton and Valley and, in 1979, the RAF Aerobatic Team, and the Red Arrows. Hawk T1 Specifications Engines: One Rolls-Royce/Turbomeca Adour turbofan Length: 39ft 2in (11.96m) Wingspan: 30ft 9.75in (9.39m) Top Speed: 622mph (1,000km/h) Crew: 2 - Student pilot and instructor Above is the Bae hawk T1 with a Eurofighter typhoon made by a consortium of Britain, Italy, Germany and Spain. ?? ?? ?? ?? Arran Cazenave ...read more.

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