European Aeronautical Defence and Space (EADS) has confirmed that the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is undertaking an investigation into alleged bribes to Saudi Arabian officials to win a major communications contract. The investigation was launched after concerns were raised by Lieutenant Colonel Ian Foxley, a former employee of EADS' subsidiary GPT. The UK's Ministry of Defence is helping the SFO with its investigation and EADS says it is also carrying out its own internal investigation.