BAE Systems plc. under its air segment covers the Group’s aviation testing products mainly for military, commercial, and aerospace industry. The company focuses offer a range of aviation testing products to enhance its reach and get connected with the world.
BAE Systems has a strong emphasis on research and development (R&D) activities. It is focused on delivering innovative products and technologies. The company's R&D activities cover a wide range of programs, and include technological innovations and techniques to improve the manufacturing and service of products. The company owns and operates several facilities to conduct R&D relating to new and improved products and processes. The company undertakes research and development (R&D) activities either on its own behalf or on behalf of customers. In FY2018, the company’s R&D expenditure was US$ 2.16 billion, as compared to US$ 2.29 billion and US$ 1.85 billion in the FY 2017 and FY2016. Furthermore, the company has a portfolio of patents and patent applications covering approximately 2,500 inventions globally. Strong R&D capabilities allow BAE Systems to develop proprietary products, strengthen its product portfolio, and have an advantage over its competitors.
BAE Systems plc. under its air segment covers the Group’s aviation testing products mainly for military, commercial, and aerospace industry. The company focuses offer a range of aviation testing products to enhance its reach and get connected with the world. Building on its strong heritage of aviation industry, the company provides a range of products and services tailored to the needs of the customer. The various AML solutions offered by the company include Countermeasures Dispenser Testers (CDT), Modular ACDS Test Equipment (MATE), Functional and Stray-voltage Tester (FAST), and Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) interface simulator (MIS). Thus, through comprehensive range of aviation testing products, BAE Systems has created a strong brand in the aviation testing equipment market.
Rising number of domestic as well as international air routes is demanding for more numbers of commercial aircrafts, leading the aircraft MRO service providers to increase their business, thereby driving the market in the current scenario. This trend is anticipated to boost the market in the forthcoming years. In addition, the rising military operations, drills, and interest for action ready, the military forces overhaul, repair and maintain their aircrafts at a periodic interval, catalyzing the market for aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul to propel over the years. However, factors such as time taken for aircraft MRO, and high cost involved in carrying out the procedures are acting as a restraints to the market.
BAE Systems Entered into an agreement with Advanced Military Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center to deliver the testing of the equipment BAE Systems for F-16 platform.