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VANGUARD CLASS BALLISTIC MISSILE SUBMARINE
BUILT BY BAE
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The Friends of
HMS Vengeance intend to promote future generations interest in our joint
heritage by providing an Business partnership which will provide a foundation
both for business and heritage preservation.
Warwick House, PO Box 87, Farnborough Aerospace
Hampshire, GU14 6YU, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 373232 Fax: +44 (0) 1252 383000
BAE SYSTEMS, AVIONICS
P O Box 217, Millbrook Industrial Estate, Southampton,
SO15 0EG, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 2380 702300 Fax: +44 (0) 2380 316777
BAE SYSTEMS, OPERATIONS, Marine
South Street, Scotstoun, Glasgow, G14 0XN, United
Tel: +44 (0) 141 959 1207 Fax: +44 (0) 141 958
BAE SYSTEMS, Marketing
Lancaster House, Farnborough Aerospace Centre,
GU14 6YU, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 373232 Fax: +44 (0) 1252 383000
BAE SYSTEMS, OPERATIONS, Underwater Weapons Division
Elettra Avenue, Waterlooville, Portsmouth, Hampshire,
P O7 7XS, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 2392 264466 Fax: +44 (0) 2392 260246
HMS Vengeance and BAE Systems Business Partnership
The Friends of HMS Vengeance to date is all about partnerships and a
major player in the world's marine and aerospace industry, BAE SYSTEMS,
has been discussing about joining us in saving the VENGEANCE and hopefully
assisting in the Vengeance Naval Aviation Heritage Museum venture. It has
already held meetings with the Vengeance Team and made visits to Brazil.
Recognising the importance of, and need for, a showcase centre for British
naval aviation and maritime heritage, the company is looking at options
to assist in the project. Again by comparison they put recently £5
million into the Air Space project at Duxford.
BAE SYSTEMS (British Aerospace (BAe) till 1999) and its predecessors
have a strong heritage link with naval aviation, a relationship which dates
back to manned flight and early wireless communications, and maintains
a strong presence in Hampshire, Southampton and Portsmouth the county &
local cities near where the Vengeance will be eventually berthed. The company
continues to maintain a link to the name Vengeance. The last, HMS Vengeance,
the Vanguard Class SSBN Trident II submarine, was ordered in 1992, and
was constructed at what is now BAE Systems Marine, at Barrow-in-Furness.
BAE SYSTEMS continues to be involved in aircraft development including
the Sea Harrier FA2, Harrier II , Harrier II Plus, in service with the
Royal Navy as a fleet defence fighter, and the T45 Goshawk which is the
US Navy’s principle Carrier Qualification Training Aircraft developed for
the US Navy from the BAE SYSTEMS Hawk. BAE SYSTEMS and Lockheed Martin
are partners in the development of the X-35 Joint Strike Fighter
(JSF), the next-generation multi-role fighter. Variants of the JSF are
being developed for use by the Royal Navy. In addition BAE SYSTEMS
participates in various regional aircraft events, conferences and airshows
throughout the year.
BAE SYSTEMS will also contribute to the future heritage of naval aviation,
taking part in the future aircraft carrier (CVF) project of the Royal Navy
to build two new carriers. At 40-50,000 tonnes, the two new carriers will
be twice the size of the existing Invincible-class carriers, and twice
the size of the former HMS Vengeance. BAE Systems leads a team with Harland
and Wolff and Rolls Royce which have been awarded contracts by the MoD
defence procurement executive to study the three alternative configurations
- CTOL, STOVL and STOBAR - and key ship technologies. The prime contractor
selection will be made in 2004 with an in-service date of 2012. The second
ship should enter service in 2015.
|BAE Systems and Naval Aviation today
Carrier borne Harrier II built by BAE SYSTEMS
The Harrier II and Harrier II Plus V/STOL (Vertical/Short Take-Off and
Landing) combat aircraft and T-45 Goshawk carrier jet trainer, a derivative
of the BAE SYSTEMS Hawk trainer, are produced in partnership with Boeing
of the USA.
BOEING PARTNERSHIP, PO BOX 516, ST LOUIS,MISSOURI
BAE SYSTEMS, WARTON AERODROME, PRESTON, LANCASHIRE,
PR4 1AX, UNITED KINGDOM
TEL:+44 (0)1772 633333 FAX:+44 (0)1772 634724
The potential for BAE SYSTEMS support for the Vengeance is high. BAE
SYSTEMS had for some time been seeking a centre on which to focus their
heritage activity and has already selected Duxford as one of its leaders
in the field. Chairman Sir Richard Evans, CBE said he was impressed by
the scale and quality of their operation and dynamic, hands-on approach
to education. It is hoped that BAE Systems recognise that Vengeance Naval
Aviation Heritage Museum will be central to preserving Britain's naval
aviation and maritime heritage and educating the engineers of tomorrow
as a project of national importance. A proposed special section on BAE
SYSTEMS' own heritage will include exhibits tracing back its corporate
predecessors involvement in Naval Aviation and Maritime History.
Benefits to Companies
To present a showcase centre, through trade shows and exhibitions, for
marketing British naval aviation and maritime industries, awareness of
the latest products and developments and practical training of the key
Opportunities for high profile media attention.
Specialist facilities dedicated to trade, exhibition, conference, heritage
or storage facilities, and spacious covered accommodation and extensive
open area deck space for high profile media events.
To raise the profile of the heritage and community relations of business
in order to enrich heritage and business learning.
To contribute to the raising of achievement by employees through work related
learning on the Vengeance.
To help promote practical experience of obtaining both academic and
vocational qualifications, as well as key and life skills relevant to working
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