BAE Systems is a global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees worldwide. The company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and support services. Based on 2010 revenues, BAE Systems is the 2nd largest global defense company.
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, a global defense, security and aerospace company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services.
Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, BAE Systems, Inc. employs approximately 46,200 employees in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, Israel, Germany, Mexico, and South Africa, and generated 2010 sales of $17.9 billion. BAE Systems, Inc. provides support and service solutions for current and future defense, intelligence, and civilian systems; designs, develops and manufactures a wide range of electronic systems and subsystems for both military and commercial applications; produces specialized security and protection products for law enforcement and first responders; and designs, develops, produces, and provides service support of armored combat vehicles, artillery systems, and munitions.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology) program is an international engineering-based competition. By taking part in FIRST, high school students develop team-building and engineering skills by designing and building robots that can accomplish a range of tasks. FIRST has a total of five programs, which include the FIRST Robotics Competition for grades 9-12, FIRST Tech Challenge for Grades 9-12, FIRST LEGO League for Grades 4-8, Junior FIRST LEGO League for Grades K-3, FIRST Place for ages 6 to adult. The overall reach of all programs combined (for the 2010/11 season) were:
- 251,000+ students
- 22,926 teams
- 20,779 robots
- 60,000+ mentors/adult supporters
- 30,000+ event volunteers
It really depends, there are so many places. There’s a place called Essences, that’s a very good place. They seem to get very good quality stuff, but still old, 1920’s stuff. If they have the money I’d ask them to go to Zandra Rhodes, because she’s got a place where she works and you can buy them off the rail. They’re quite beautiful.