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Sunday, March 22, 2015

BAE SYSTEMS UNDERLINES ITS COMMITMENT TO LOCAL TALENT DEVELOPMENT THROUGH CONTINUED PARTNERSHIP WITH MIGHT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Global defence, security and aerospace manufacturer, BAE Systems said today that it will continue to play a key role in supporting industry-related education and training to help shape high-skilled and quality talent in the areas of science and technology in Malaysia.



The company has announced a partnership with the MIGHT-Meteor Advanced Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd., and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).to jointly organise a schools outreach programme.  First launched at LIMA in 2011, the company sponsored 50 local school secondary school students from Langkawi to visit the show and to be inspired about technology and engineering, as a future career. This initiative supports the Malaysian Governments Science to Action programme.



During the visit, the school children learnt about maritime, air and cyber activities with BAE Systems, as well as visiting the full scale replica of the Eurofighter Typhoon and taking part in a BAE Systems’ quiz.



“By supporting this schools outreach programme during LIMA we aim to motivate and encourage young Malaysians to develop an interest in science and engineering, hopefully driving the students’ interest to pursue and build a career in these exciting fields. With a long heritage of over 30 years in Malaysia, BAE Systems is pleased to be able to play an instrumental role in fostering the development of local talent and driving interest to the industry”, said John Brosnan, Managing Director, BAE Systems, South East Asia.



With the schools outreach programme, BAE Systems’ education activities in Malaysia continue to strengthen and include:



•       Sponsorship of Chevening Scholarships – in its fourth year, BAE Systems now sponsors 35 Malaysian students on post-graduate degrees in the UK

•       The recently signed contract to fund an MSC in Cyber Security Management at the National Defence University of Malaysia with WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group)

•       Support for the LIMA ’15 Career Days



BAE Systems has strong track record and is dedicated to supporting the nation in its economic progress and welfare through long term commitment to the Malaysian armed forces, industry and government. In addition to its established office in Kuala Lumpur, the company also has a substantial presence in cyber security management through its Applied Intelligence business unit.

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