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ANALYST VIEWS: HOW IMPORTANT DO YOU THINK THESE CONTRACT WINS ARE FOR BAE SYSTEMS?

HENK POTTS | BARCLAYS WEALTH
These are clearly positive deals for both BAE’s long-term performance and the thousands of people who work there. More importantly, it indicates BAE is still at the cutting edge of technological design and able to win significant orders. The wins are also good for its international standing.

JUSTIN URQUHART STEWART | SEVEN INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
At last, a breath of fresh air for BAE, especially in light of a bad past few weeks. Yes, these contract wins are state orders to British providers but at last BAE can float again properly. It should now have more luck with the wet stuff than with the dry stuff.

HOWARD WHEELDON | BGC PARTNERS
As a development contract it is good news for BAE Systems. The sceptic in me says that the sudden raft of government enthusiasm to make so many order announcements is merely an attempt to garner predominantly Scottish and Welsh votes ahead in the forthcoming General Election.