Our people manage some of today’s toughest challenges, delivering the most complex programmes.
Our story is about 32,800 people in the United Kingdom who work on innovations that make us safer, manufacturing that builds our prosperity, and exports that bolster our economy and strengthen our allies around the world. That’s work that inspires us. That’s work that protects lives and builds strong nations. That’s BAE Systems.
Nearly 7,000 of these people are employed in Barrow at our Submarines division, working on the design, build, test and commissioning of nuclear powered submarines in programmes as complex as they are challenging.
For more than a century we have equipped the UK Royal Navy with unrivalled underwater capability and that continues today with the on-going delivery of the Astute class and design of a replacement for the Vanguard class, known as the Successor programme.
These new submarines will be significantly larger than the Astute class, so to accommodate their build it’s vital we invest heavily to improve the infrastructure of our historic site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.
This major redevelopment programme will transform ours, and the UK’s, submarine building capabilities and ultimately provide a modern, 21st century environment for our employees to apply the unique skills and expertise that continue to deliver arguably the world’s most complex engineering challenge.