BAE Systems Plc is a global defense, aerospace and security company, which engages in the delivery, through its subsidiaries and equity accounted investments, a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and support services. It operates through the following segments: Electronic Systems, Cyber and Intelligence, Platforms and Services (US), Platforms and Services (UK), and Platform and Services (International). The Electronic Systems segment comprises the US and UK-based electronics activities, including electronic warfare systems, electro-optical sensors, military and commercial digital engine and flight controls, precision guidance and seeker solutions, next-generation military communications systems and data links, persistent surveillance capabilities, and hybrid electric drive systems. The Cyber and Intelligence segment includes the US-based Intelligence and Security business and UK-headquartered Applied Intelligence business, and covers the Group's cyber security, secure government, and commercial and financial security activities. The Platforms and Services (US) segment manufactures combat vehicles, weapons and munitions, and delivers services and sustainment activities, including ship repair and the management of government-owned munitions facilities. The Platforms and Services (UK) segment comprises the Group's UK-based air, maritime, land and shared services activities. The Platform and Services (International) segment refers to the Group's businesses in Saudi Arabia, Australia and Oman, together with its 37.5% interest in the pan-European MBDA joint venture. The company was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.