BAE Systems Trials Technology To Support UK Fighter Fleets

technician working on aircraft

Exoskeletons can help support the arms of maintainers, reducing fatigue and errors when they are working underneath and around the aircraft.

Credit: Senior Aircraftman Eoin Kirwan-Taylor/Royal Air Force
BAE Systems is exploring the use of exoskeletons, robotics and augmented reality to create a safer, more productive and sustainable working environment for the maintenance of the UK’s combat aircraft. Building on its Typhoon Total Availability eNterprise (TyTan) contract to support the Royal Air...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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