PLC () elevated gross sales in 2020 even with the disruption to its civil plane enterprise attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Income within the 12 months to end-December rose 5.5% to £19.3bn however elevated finance prices meant pre-tax earnings dropped 1.8% to £1.6bn.
The FTSE 100 navy planes, warships, autos and electronics group added that present orders had additionally dipped barely in comparison with the top of 2019 at £36.3bn (37.2bn).
BAE additionally restored the 2019 ultimate dividend suspended firstly of the 12 months when the influence of the pandemic was unclear and raised the cost for 2020 by 2% to 23.7p.
Charles Woodburn, chief government, stated it was a robust set of numbers towards a difficult backdrop.
For 2021, BAE expects gross sales to develop at between 3-5% with underlying earnings to rise by 6-8%.
Air and digital programs will offset the weak spot in business plane, it stated, with roughly 80% of anticipated gross sales already within the order backlog.
Internet debt elevated to £2,72bn, following the £1bn bond issuance to fund the UK pension scheme, and the $2.2bn (£1.7bn) acquisitions of the Airborne Tactical Radios and Navy International Positioning System companies.