The US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has awarded BAE Systems a five-year, $250 million contract to continue providing Full-Motion Video (FMV) advanced analytic services, training, and intelligence production support.
“Our experts play a critical role in analyzing multiple FMV feeds to produce actionable intelligence in support of a 24/7 national security mission,” said Peder Jungck, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems’ Intelligence Solutions business.
In addition to providing analytic mission support, it is understood that BAE Systems will stand up a new Performance Innovation Council to introduce NGA leaders to new FMV services, software, systems, platforms, and sensors developed by BAE Systems and its program team, made up of several industry leading intelligence and technology companies.
“The creation of this new council directly aligns with NGA’s Team GEOINT initiative, which encourages industry, academia, professional organizations, and foreign allies to work together and support common technical standards that will enhance intelligence sharing and collaboration”, according to a BAE Systems statement.
“Our incredibly strong team includes the world’s largest Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance businesses,” said Jungck.
“Together, we will exchange analytic best practices with our NGA leaders and provide the Agency with insights into our respective technology roadmaps to ensure our future software, platforms, and sensors are designed from the start to meet their mission needs.”

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‘Despite Brexit’.

Lee1

I am guessing it is a US Subsidiary so why would Brexit have any impact?

Alex T

Indeed, it is the fully-owned U.S. subsidiary BAE Inc.

More details, please?

I wondered how long Brexit would take to appear as an issue….about 30 seconds. Boy there are some really worried types out there. Can’t wait for the referendum …. bring it on boys & girls…and TH.

Steven

I genuinely think the “Leave” campaign would win by an even larger margin in a second (unwarranted) referendum, despite the MSM pushing “PROJECT FEAR” down our throats at every turn.

Lee1

I am not sure it would lots of people I know have changed their minds and now want to remain… However the first comment was not highlighting a brexit issue it was surely to opposite?

You might be right at that Steven…if you are, I would accept the result, as would the majority in this country. But another referendum on the final deal ought to be held. Given the way the electorate was deceived in 2016 and the complete [email protected] up that has been made of negotiations.

Geoffrey Roach

….and Herodotus, what would you have negotiated because if you know the answer you still have time to ring TH or JC and let them know.
A final referendum on what deal? Most people are saying they don’t understand this one. If “next time” the vote is to stay in are the great British electorate going to want best of three?

I didn’t vote for Brexit….I didn’t want Brexit…not my fault that a complete hash was made of it. What are you arguing for…saying to a man that doesn’t agree with hanging ‘what is the best way to hang someone’? I rather think that after all the debates and issues have been discussed, that the British people are in a better position to decide than they were in 2016. It would, after all, settle the issue. The question should be whether they still want Brexit or they want to remain. Forget about the crap Brexit alternatives!

Daniele Mandelli

“Better position to decide” All that’s changed is it’s even clearer what the attitude of both the EU and the establishment is, and that democracy in this country is f*****. The reasons for leaving have not. They were decided between 1973 and 2016 by people’s experiences and by the long held debates on tv, papers and up and down the land prior to the referendum. HMG even spelled it out with a project fear leaflet to every home. Current and prior PMs were on telly spelling things out. A government leaflet that apparently did not sway the nation yet the… Read more »

Daniele Mandelli

And to add, this deal is the WITHDRAWL agreement. Not trade. That was deliberately pushed to the right by the EU where’s the UK wanted to do that’s concurrently. But let’s all ignore that MSM, Remainers and Parliament. So a free trade deal with the EU will obviously be forthcoming, as they will lose massively, more than us, due to the 80 billion surplus. But people are wailing about “deals” We’ve not done the FT deal yet! This is about money, rights, and future intent. Which is only correct. The issues here are the Ireland border being weaponised and opposition… Read more »

Interesting how you dismiss the opinions of former Prime Ministers. I expect that they might have a slightly more informed opinion than you have. Or do you think that by repeating silly, bellicose statements that they, somehow, constitute an argument.

Lee1

@Daniele Mandelli The thing is that the leave campaign was heavily based on feelings rather than facts. It was designed to stoke up peoples feelings and they used lies to help in that process. The Remain campaign on the other hand was handled so incompetently that I trained dog could have run it better. They for some reason decided to try to compete directly with leave and hence simply stated all the bad things that could happen rather than all the positives. This merely meant that the feelings that were being stoked on the leave side were enhanced. There would… Read more »

@Lee1 Careful you’re in danger of applying logic to the Brexit debate. I really struggle to understanding how holding another vote can be undemocratic. Especially with the irony of Nigel Farage having said this to the mirror before the referendum: “In a 52-48 referendum this would be unfinished business by a long way. If the Remain campaign win two-thirds to one-third that ends it.” [1] As Lee rightly says either a second vote confirms Brexiters views that there remains a majority for leave and if not then democracy has spoken. In the sameway that after a general election you don’t… Read more »

Lee Fear

@Robert1

I will take that on board and will refrain from logical thinking in the future 😉

Is it still the Peoples Vote or did it dawn on you remainer types that it sounded to marxist to the ordinary voter in this country btw you can ram it up your rectum we had a vote leave won fair and square no rusky or bloody bus made me vote the way i did as for the former prime ministers or the Gang of Four who in their right mind would take that bunch of useless idiots seriously if they are the best you have god help you btw tell me why do you remainers love the EU so… Read more »

No Marc…that really is the problem with you lazy thinkers. You don’t really get anything. No real arguments….just abuse. Look at your post and tell me why anyone would take any notice of your insulting comments. And as for Marxist…you don’t know what you are talking about.

Lee1

So is it a case of “Quick they agreed to leave lets do it quick so no one gets to change their mind!” Surely that is not the way adults behave? Is it harmful to ask if everyone still wants to leave? What are you frightened of?

Cam Hunter

I wish BAE would team up with rolls royce and start building civilian/ millitary aeroplanes and rockets ect for space.

And I wonder how the new satellite launch facility up near me in the highlands is getting on, I’ve not seen much in the papers despite the original proposal, I wonder when the first launch will be I have to go to that.

I think that we have lost BAE. The acronym doesn’t mean anything anymore. The idea of a British anything is anathema in the States. Best let them go and find a group of companies that want to commit to aircraft production in the UK.

David E Flandry

The EU in the firm of France helped destroy British aircraft manufacturing and a nascent space industry.

David E Flandry

That should “form”.

dan

As an outsider I don’t really understand all the fuss with Britain leaving the EU. They’ve spent a hell of a lot longer on their own then they’ve spent being part of the EU. The Brits are a proud people that have done just fine over the centuries without the rest of Europe dictating how they should live their lives and conduct their business. The EU certainly doesn’t provide any military defense of Britain since most of the countries in the EU can’t even provide for their own defense and have little to no way of coming to the aid… Read more »

Careful Dan….don’t admit that you are an outsider…..they’ll be accusing you of stealing their jobs!

Rfn_Weston

Flippant comments like that are everything that is wrong with this country. People who pass comments like that can’t bear to have other people disagree with them, and can’t articulate a decent conversation when debate actually rises. So they fall back on good old reliable Xenophobia and Racism. I’m not Xenophobic or Racist, and I owe not a single person in this country a damned thing. Including an explanation of why I vote how I do. I have actually EARNED my vote. I have fought for this county with actual blood sweat and tears, I have lost friends and colleagues… Read more »

I am sure that you have made enormous personal contributions to this country. I also respect your right to think and vote as you please. Where in any of my contributions have I ever said that people should not have a voice. On the contrary, it’s that voice that I want to hear….do the British people still want Brexit after two and a half years of downright fudging. The majority of our MPs want to remain in the EU. Some of them want Brexit but stay in a customs union and a smaller number want a hard Brexit. Given this… Read more »

Rfn_Weston

The ‘fudging’ is as a result of the elected MP’s actively disregarding the voices of their electorate. The whole approach to Brexit has been half cocked. That does not justify a rerun of the vote, if anything it simply highlights that the voice of the common majority pales into insignificance in the face of the elite few. Nothing has changed. Brexit has been undermined intentionally at every turn by everyone with the influence to do so that wishes against it because it ruins their little gravy train. Final note, you’ll see I referred from highlighting you specifically and generalized with… Read more »

Fair comments Rfn_Weston. But don’t you think that a second vote (especially if goes in favour of Brexit) would bring the British people together on the issue. This is, after all, perhaps the biggest decision in terms of the future of this country we are liable to see in our lifetimes. Isn’t it beholden on us to get it right? And don’t forget that whist many people might now have reservations about Brexit, the way that the EU has behaved over the issue has hardly made them any friends. Once again, thanks for the tone of your reply!

Rfn_Weston

I’m not so sure it would bring the country together. I think a lot of Brexiteers are worried the result may be turned on it’s head and if that were to happen then I foresee significant public outrage from the 52%… Should it reinforce the leave vote (which I’m reasonably confident it would) then I still don’ think for a second the government would let us leave on a ‘No Deal’ and would sell their souls to join the customs union etc… Based on that those of us who voted leave stand to gain nothing on a rerun, I am… Read more »

Daniele Mandelli

Well said Rfn Weston.

@Lee1 & @Robert 1, well done! Excellent contributions to the debate without resorting to personal abuse. On the point of close results on referenda, most countries (with written constitutions)demand an overwhelming majority to change constitutional issues…that is, a 66.6 % majority in favour of change. That, of course, should also apply to Scottish independence! We did achieve a 67% remain vote in 75…a true mandate if ever there was one!

Rfn_Weston. Problem is, as has been pointed out before, that it isn’t 52% of the British people. It is 52% of those that voted; nowhere near half the British people. As far as equity is concerned, why should we be more bothered about the reaction of Brexiters if the second referendum goes ahead. What if there is a no deal Brexit….are we not to be concerned about the reaction of the Remainers. I do think that there are a lot of people relying on emotional responses to this issue. Time to take off the blinkers and dump the reactionary responses… Read more »

Julian

I always found the voter restrictions/selection for the referendum odd, especially when they were being set by a government and a cross-party parliament that mostly wanted remain to win. Why for instance were 16 & 17 year olds allowed to vote in the Scottish independence referendum (presumably on the basis that they were old enough to have a valid opinion and that their futures were at stake) whereas somehow that wasn’t considered the case with Brexit? Also, what about all the Brits living somewhere in the EU27? If anything they have the potential to be the most affected of all… Read more »

Agreed….for the future we really need to lay down some binding rules on referenda. Who gets to vote, what constitutes a majority; constitutional changes should require at least 67% of the vote. The use of referenda is also an issue. They should not be a cheap ploy to get around the decisions of our elected representatives; Brexiteers are a small minority in Parliament. Politicians should not use them to ‘slope shoulder’ responsibility.

Elliott

Moving the goal line again? Constitutional issues are actually rarely done by referendum in many nations that have them. In those that do such as Switzerland or the United States they do it by two different systems neither of which Remain would like very much. In Switzerland a simple majority on any issue with enough signatures. In the US the question is State or Federal level? On the federal level number votes isn’t counted at all but number of States supporting based on their own rules, some would require a referendum simple majority, others by two thirds, others no referendum… Read more »