Pilotless plane, developed by BAE Systems

Pilotless plane

Pilotless plane, developed by BAE Systems. Engineers at BAE Systems have already launched a series of test flights in which the high-tech prototype flies by itself using computers while being monitored by operators sitting 15,000ft below it.

BAE, which hopes it can open the door to unmanned flights in commercial travel, has transformed a small aircraft that normally holds 16 people into a flying test room. Instead of a pilot and co-pilot, the Jetstream 31 is controlled by a sophisticated infra-red camera known as the ‘electronic eye’ in the cockpit. Continue reading “Pilotless plane, developed by BAE Systems”

BAE Systems foresees a time when new aircraft can be designed and chemically grown in a matter of weeks (Video)

Modern military aircraft are so complex that fighters like the F-35 Lightning II or the Typhoon take 20 years to go from drawing board to deployment at phenomenal costs. With design work already starting on next-generation fighters for the 2040s, BAE Systems and the University of Glasgow are looking at a faster, cheaper way to produce unmanned air vehicles (UAV), where they aren’t constructed, but grown in computer-controlled chemical vats in a matter weeks. Continue reading “BAE Systems foresees a time when new aircraft can be designed and chemically grown in a matter of weeks (Video)”