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Our Innovations

We are proud to pioneer tomorrow’s technology today. Our talented and dedicated workforce has designed and delivered some of the most important inventions and developments of modern military history, from pioneering aircraft technologies, to innovations that changed the face of the maritime industry.
Our culture of innovation lives on through our employees who undertake ground breaking research in areas such as autonomy, augmented reality and cyber. Exploring our past, present and future, we are celebrating some of our innovations and defining moments that have shaped the world around us.
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Our Innovations

This section provides details of other examples of our innovations that we will be publishing in the near future, so be sure to check back.
The Marine Steam Engine Design

The Marine Steam Engine Design

In the middle of the 19th century, a group of marine engineers on the Clyde looked on triumphantly as their newest engine roared into life, and changed the face of global sea travel forever.
Ralph Baer

Father of Video Games

At the forefront of every great invention is a person with a dream. For video games, that person was Ralph Baer.
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The Evolution of the HUD

In 1961, BAE Systems, through its predecessor company Elliott Automation, shaped the future of navigation dashboards, and changed the way military pilots fly forever.  
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Challenger® 2 Main Battle Tank

Our mission was to design the ‘best tank in the world’