We will have a major presence at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow, exhibiting a wide range of technologies and solutions for military, security and commercial customers.
Please visit our Farnborough International Airshow event page to see updates to this schedule and access our latest news releases.
12:00 – 12:45: Developing future air technologies
An insight into the development of new and emerging technologies in the air sector that will address evolving military threats and operational requirements, further supporting Britain’s world-leading combat air capability.
09:30 – 10:00: Eurofighter Typhoon long-term evolution
- Volker Paltzo, CEO Eurofighter
- Clemens Linden, CEO Eurojet Turbo
This briefing will focus on the continued development of Eurofighter Typhoon and how it will form a central pillar of any Future Combat Air System platform for Europe. It will highlight several key technologies that feature in the long-term development plan for Eurofighter Typhoon and that we expect to see on a future European fighter programme. Andy Flynn, Project Centurion Delivery Director for BAE Systems will be available for questions afterwards.
11:00 – 11:45: F-35 Industry ramps up: reducing costs, improving capability and expanding capacity
- Andrea Thompson, Senior Vice-President Air, US Programmes, BAE Systems
- Greg Ulmer, Vice President and General Manager, F-35 Program, Lockheed Martin
- Glenn Masukawa, F-35 Deputy Program Manager, Northrop Grumman
- Matthew Bromberg, President, Pratt & Whitney Military Engines
Andrea Thompson of BAE Systems joins a panel of representatives from Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Pratt & Whitney for a briefing on the F-35 programme, focusing on the industry push towards cost reduction and capability enhancement. This briefing will focus on the industry partnership and collaboration to deliver full rate production and a global sustainment solution.
12:15 – 13:00: Typhoon Total Availability eNterprise – two years on
- Richard Hamilton, UK Typhoon Support Delivery Director, BAE Systems
Two years on from the signing of the Typhoon Total Availability eNterprise (TyTAN) contract, this briefing will provide an update on the delivery of support, including a focus on our role in delivering in international markets.
09:30 – 10:30: Disruptive technologies panel discussion
- Professor Nick Colosimo, Principal Technologist – Disruptive Technologies, BAE Systems
- Mark Thomas, CEO, Reaction Engines
- Jessaji Odedra, Science and Technology, Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre, Ministry of Defence
- Dr Yeshpal Singh, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham
This panel discussion will examine potential disruptive technologies and how they might impact the defence sector and other industries in the future. The discussion will centre on a number of themes including hypersonics and space access, autonomy and quantum technology.
11:00 – 11:45: Electronic warfare
Presenter: Jim Hartigan, Director of Business Development for Electronic Combat Solutions, BAE Systems Inc.
A high-level overview of electronic warfare and BAE Systems’ position as a world leader in this technology, as well as brief status updates on key programmes, including Digital Electronic Warfare System (DEWS), Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWSS), Compass Call, and the EW suite for F-35 fighter aircraft.
12:30 – 13:30: APKWS® Laser-guided rocket | Low-cost precision strike capability
Presenter: Dave Harrold, Director of Business Development for Survivability, Targeting, and Sensing, BAE Systems Inc.
A high-level overview of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS©) Laser-Guided Rocket, including missions and key benefits, as well as a brief programme status update and an insight into how the technology works.
11:00 – 11:45: Universities and the Defence industry
- Andy Wright, Strategic Technology Director, BAE Systems
- Chris Lord, Head of Commercial Partnerships, University of Southampton
- Richard Fox, Strategic Business Engagement Partner, College of Engineering & Physical Sciences University of Birmingham
This session will hear three expert views on the benefits of big businesses and universities working together to develop the technologies of the future. BAE Systems has strategic partnerships with five UK universities, including the University of Southampton and the University of Birmingham, with whom we have worked on projects including augmented and virtual reality and quantum technology.