BAE Systems have sold equipment to Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe and - more specifically - the software for 236 F-16 Fighters to the Israeli state. In February 2007 it was announced that BAE contracts in 6 countries were under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office for "suspected international corruption."
In September 2003, The Sunday Times reported that BAE Systems hired a private security contractor to collate individuals working on the Campaign Against Arms Trade and their activities. They did this again in February 2007.
The USS (Universities Superannuation Scheme) is the UK's second largest pension scheme, in terms of fund size. Members are academic and academic-related staff in many UK universities - Plymouth University included. USS holds £164.4 Million worth of shares in BAE Systems.
BAE Systems also awarded a grant of £22,500 to Professor D.J. Mapps, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Technology at Plymouth University for research in micro sensors.
Martin Tomlinson - professor in fixed and mobile communications - has carried out consultancy work for BAE via University of Plymouth Research and Innovation.
Both BAE Systems Land Systems and BAE Systems Airbus are listed as clients of the University of Plymouth - as well as Rolls Royce plc, QinetiQ and Siemens.
How is it so easy for Plymouth Students to get jobs within BAE?