BAE Systems concept designs

Scientists and engineers at BAE Systems have lifted the lid on some futuristic aviation technologies that could be applied to military and civil aircraft of 2040 or even earlier.

The four ‘drawing board’ technologies that would usually be kept a closely guarded secret include 3D printers so advanced they could print UAVs during a mission; aircraft parts that can heal themselves in minutes; a new type of long range aircraft which divides into a number of smaller aircraft, and a directed energy weapon that could engage missiles at the speed of light.

BAE Systems’ Research and Development team works with the UK’s leading aviation thinkers from universities, Government and other companies to predict and explore how aircraft engineering might evolve. The Company invested £117M of its own capital in R&D in 2013.

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