BAE Systems

Some current BAE Systems exemplar projects are listed below for information:

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)

UAV's, also known as a remotely piloted vehicles (RPV), or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). See the UAV Game as part of Make it.

BAE Systems is teamed with Northrop Grumman and prime contractor Lockheed Martin in the F-35's Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) development, testing and production. BAE Systems say that the JSFs airframe, autonomic logistics, avionics, propulsion systems, stealth and firepower make it the most affordable, lethal, supportable and survivable aircraft ever. 

BAE Systems is developing a variety of structures and systems for the F-35, from the aft fuselage and empennage (vertical and horizontal tails) engineered and produced in the UK to the electronic warfare suite developed in the US.  Vertical and horizontal tails are designed and produced by BAE Systems at its Samlesbury, UK facility using the latest digital design and precision manufacturing technologies.

Above: BAE Systems' test pilot Graham "GT" Tomlinson has taken to the skies and successfully completed the first ever vertical landing of the short take off vertical landing (STOVL) variant of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II (also known as the Joint Strike Fighter) at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland.