Post 200: Foreign companies

Monday, December 27, 2010

Some foreign companies have established their U.S. headquarters in the region. The Post 200 includes those that have the most area employees. They are listed here in alphabetical order.

BAE Systems

1101 Wilson Blvd.

Suite 2000

Arlington, Va. 22209


Founded: 1999

President and CEO: Linda Parker Hudson

Employees (local): 44,000 in U.S. (5,700)

BAE Systems, the U.S. arm of the British defense firm, provides the military and intelligence communities with a variety of equipment, such as trucks and missile launchers, as well as services, such as cybersecurity and intelligence analysis. The company restructured its organization earlier this year, moving from 10 lines of business within two operating groups to five business sectors, each categorized as either a product or service sector. BAE also acquired Oasys, which designs and builds electro-optical systems for aerospace and defense.


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