bae

  • 1 Oct 2009

    The arms company BAE Systems will be charged with corruption after years of allegations and controversy. The Serious Fraud Office has asked the attorney-general to initiate prosecution on charges of multimillion pound bribery.

  • 1 Oct 2009

    Potentially the biggest corporate case in British legal history, concerning the persistent corruption allegations against arms giant BAE Systems, is being treated rather lightly by some sections of the media.

  • 23 Sep 2009

    The Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to respond to growing public pressure by announcing a cut in the number of Trident nuclear submarines from four to three. Campaigners welcomed the news but insisted that the cuts must go further.

  • 24 Jul 2009

    Claims about the economic benefits of the arms industry have been grossly exaggerated, according to evidence highlighted by the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT). They are challenging the argument that the industry is good for British jobs.

  • 7 May 2009

    The board of multinational arms firm BAE Systems struggled to cope with a string of embarrassing questions at their Annual General Meeting in London yesterday (6th May).

  • 28 Feb 2009

    Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR) and Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) have jointly condemned the sponsorship of a youth science event by the UK's largest arms company - saying it promotes weapons sales.

  • 10 Nov 2008

    The government unit responsible for promoting British exports, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), is facing calls for an end to its role in the arms trade, as activists launch a new campaign to keep up pressure on the suthorities.

  • 6 Jul 2008

    Campaigners have said they are confident that an appeal to the House of Lords this week, by a Government agency concerning corruption in the arms trade, will fail.

  • 3 Jun 2008

    Arms companies are facing a week of protests across the UK after a year of increasing public opposition to the arms trade. Stop the Arms Trade Week is underway and runs until 8 June 2008 - involving people of all faiths and none.

  • 10 Apr 2008

    The High Court this morning ruled that the Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) acted unlawfully when he stopped a corruption investigation into BAE Systems' arms deals with Saudi Arabia.