BAE to share vision for future at world-renowned air show

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 13 Jul 2018

Brough-based aircraft manufacturer BAE is set to share its vision for the future of defence aviation at one of the world’s biggest air shows.

The company will have a major presence at the week-long Farnborough Airshow, and will give an insight into the new technologies that are shaping the air industry.

The Eurofighter Typhoon and new F-35 planes will also come under the spotlight, as BAE gives audiences a glimpse into the future.

Farnborough International Airshow will run from July 16 to 22, with more than 600 exhibitors and 150 aircraft ready to go on show.

BAE said: “At the Farnborough International Airshow 2018, we are showcasing advanced technology, products and services that can help maintain an advantage in the air – now and in the future.

Credit: BAE Systems

“From the Eurofighter Typhoon to advanced electronic systems that enable pilots to make better decisions, we never stop innovating to ensure that our customers maintain their edge.

“This is a long-term commitment involving significant investments in skills. We also work closely with local partners to support economic development through the transfer of knowledge, skills and technology.”

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A selection of state-of-the-art pieces of equipment created by BAE will also be showcased at Farnborough.

A helmet which provides combat pilots with night vision, target tracking and 3D audio, as well as a high-tech missile warning system, will be on show.

BAE will also run a series of seminar sessions at the air show.

Topics will include disruptive technology and its impact on the defence sector, electronic warfare and BAE’s pioneering work with universities.

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BAE’s branch in Brough has been at the centre of the development of the F-35 Lightning II fighter plane.

A test airframe for the jet recently travelled by boat to America, where it will undergo further tests at the home of Lockheed Martin.

More than 80,000 people are expected to visit Farnborough Airshow over the public weekend on July 21 and 22.

The show provides an important opportunity for BAE to showcase its work and future projects.

The manufacturer will be joined by other leading companies in the air and defence sectors, with five hours of flying displays and 150 aircraft on display.

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