BAE Systems to protect security-sensitive projects

Monday - 9/17/2012, 10:17am EDT

BAE Systems said it will protect security-sensitive projects like the Trident nuclear submarine program in order to allay security concerns about its planned merger with EADS.

BAE said it also planned to circle the wagons around its cybersecurity arm handling sensitive government information, according to Reuters.

The $49 billion merger between the two British companies would create the largest aerospace firm in the world. But it still faces obstacles before it's approved.

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