FalconWorks will focus on generating ideas, innovation and collaboration – working with new and existing partners, academia, research organisations, SMEs and national governments to deliver rapid concepting of new products and services needed by air force customers to maintain their edge.
Governments around the world are acutely aware of the increasing pace of technological change and the need to strengthen and adapt their security and defence to manage the evolving threat.
“Defending our freedoms is becoming ever more unpredictable – the only constant is change. The creation of FalconWorks is a reflection of the changing environment and our goal to ensure innovative technology development is at the core of everything we do. This new division builds on our established expertise in world-leading combat air programmes such as Typhoon, F-35 and Tempest to unlock opportunities to expand our portfolio and deliver the breakthrough technologies which keep our customers ahead,” said Dave Holmes, Managing Director of Falconworks at BAE Systems.
BAE Systems has a long history of working with leading academic institutions and industry to harness knowledge in the defence sector. In the past three years, the Company has invested £800m of its own money in research and development.
BAE Systems is at the heart of the UK’s sovereign combat air capability, delivering combat air readiness to air force customers around the world. FalconWorks will be a vital part of BAE Systems, exploring market opportunities in the UK and international air sector.