BAE Systems has said it is constantly reviewing the situation to minimise the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic on its business and staff.

A BAE Systems spokesperson told Army Technology: “We continue to update our guidance to employees to reflect the latest public health advice and ensure we’re taking appropriate precautions to protect our people.

“We have robust business continuity plans in place which are under constant review as the situation evolves and we continue to work closely with employees, customers and suppliers to minimise any impact to our operations.”

In a further statement issued on 22 March, BAE Systems CEO Charles Woodburn said the company was looking to expand remote working where possible.

Woodburn added: “A number of our sites around the world need to continue operating to deliver critical capabilities to help governments and members of the armed forces and security services to protect national security at this challenging time. We are taking actions at these sites to protect our people and minimise disruption.

“Our travel policies are under constant review to align with guidance in the markets in which we operate. Like other organisations, we are minimising travel whilst focussing on meeting our customers’ needs.  Our suppliers include many small and medium-sized companies, who play an important role in supporting our customers. We are exploring how we can further support our supply chain partners during this challenging time.”

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