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BAE smart skin will let planes 'feel' damage, cars and even homes next in line

BAE smart skin will let planes 'feel' damage, cars and even homes next in line

By 22 August 2014

BAE Systems has announced a new technology that will allow its aircraft to "feel" damage. The skin-like covering will plaster the plane in tens of thousands of micro-sensors which will be able to "feel" structural changes. They could also measure wind... >>

Striker II: The helmet-mounted display system coming to a warplane near you

Striker II: The helmet-mounted display system coming to a warplane near you

By 16 July 2014

BAE Systems today unveiled the Striker II helmet-mounted display (HMD) system at the Farnborough International Airshow, looking to streamline the flow of information to the pilots of combat aircraft. The biggest change that Striker II brings over the... >>

Want to fly first class but can't afford it? BAE Systems' IntelliCabin offers economy similar comforts to upper

Want to fly first class but can't afford it? BAE Systems' IntelliCabin offers economy similar comforts to upper

By 30 June 2014

BAE Systems has revealed its IntelliCabin aircraft cabin system that will allow airlines to offer economy customers similar creature comforts to those in business, first or upper classes. And it could be implemented as soon as next year. The system provides... >>

Q-Warrior heads-up display being tested in the field: Google Glass for soldiers

Q-Warrior heads-up display being tested in the field: Google Glass for soldiers

By 19 February 2014

BAE Systems has announced that the Q-Warrior helmet mounted display system is "exceeding expectations" during real-time field testing in the UK. The system is specially designed for soldiers who need distinctive capabilities, such as identifying hostile... >>

Taranis unmanned stealth fighter completes test flights, next generation could 'strike with precision'

Taranis unmanned stealth fighter completes test flights, next generation could 'strike with precision'

By 5 February 2014

BAE Systems and the UK Ministry of Defence have revealed that initial test flights of their jointly funded Taranis unmanned aircraft surpassed all expectations. The stealth combat vehicle demonstrator made a perfect takeoff, rotation, "climb-out" and... >>

Printing planes: BAE Systems now using 3D printed parts in fighter jets

Printing planes: BAE Systems now using 3D printed parts in fighter jets

By 5 January 2014

BAE Systems is using 3D printed components in fighter jets flown in the UK. The news suggests that in the future, parts could simply be printed out when needed on the battlefield. The first parts where used on board Tornado fighter jets flying out of... >>

First unmanned flight takes place in UK airspace, 500-mile trip controlled remotely

First unmanned flight takes place in UK airspace, 500-mile trip controlled remotely

By 11 May 2013

BAE Systems has successfully completed a 500-mile flight with a completely unmanned aircraft in UK airspace, the first of its kind. Controlled remotely from the ground, the Jetstream research aircraft was flown as part of the £62 million industry-led... >>

Team GB Paralympic athletes turn to BMW and BAE systems to improve wheelchairs

Team GB Paralympic athletes turn to BMW and BAE systems to improve wheelchairs

By 30 August 2012

ParalympicsGB's wheelchair athletes have turned to technology from BMW and help from BAE systems to help them get ready for the Paralympic Games in London. BMW has collaborated with UK Sport and a range of third parties to produce wheelchairs for members... >>

BAE Systems fighter pilot helmet HMD pictures and hands-on

BAE Systems fighter pilot helmet HMD pictures and hands-on

By 13 August 2012

While augmented reality is still struggling to develop a ubiquity of relevance in the consumer realm, it's going great guns in the professional world and nowhere is it more crucial and more astounding than for fighter pilots. BAE Systems, long provider... >>

ASTRAEA: Unmanned aircraft set to take to the skies

ASTRAEA: Unmanned aircraft set to take to the skies

By 16 July 2012

In 1896, the Locomotive Act was passed and stated that all road locomotives - cars to you and us - could travel at a maximum speed of only 4mph and had to be manned by a crew of three, one of whose job it was to walk 60 yards in front of the vehicle waving... >>