"British defense giant BAE Systems announced two partnerships Tuesday, largely aimed at diversifying the company's American business as military spending slows," reports the Washington Post in a May 20 article by Amrita Jayakumar headlined "BAE Systems partners with commercial firms to diversify defense business."
"The company will team up with fellow European aerospace firm Airbus to launch a line of radar satellites used for mapping and remote sensing. BAE also said it would work with New York-based Infor, a commercial software firm, to market IT products to both federal agencies and commercial customers.
"For BAE, these partnerships are an opportunity to develop products that have broader applications beyond the federal market, the company said.
"… BAE will upgrade some of its own operations in the United Kingdom using Infor's software products. The company has also invested in a tech lab in Reston, Va., in which BAE analysts will learn how to install and maintain Infor software before providing it to the government."