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Electronic Systems

Typhoon with pilot
Life as we know it simply wouldn’t be possible without our systems. Or the people that built them.

Electronic Systems is a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of mission-critical products – from flight and engine controls to electronic warfare and night visions systems, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors to networked communications equipment.

Our cutting-edge technology is used in 100 countries, by 280 airlines and by 25 air forces. As well as creating a HybriDrive propulsion system that powers more than 2,000 buses in the US and UK, we've also developed the new helmet system for the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft. This allows the pilot to aim the plane’s weapon systems with a simple turn of the head.

We’re constantly looking for new ways to improve things. Take our new advanced combat helmet system for the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft. Up until now, fighter pilots have had to manoeuvre into position before aiming for their targets. But with our new helmet system, they can now lock on to multiple targets with a simple turn of the head. It’s set to be a game changer in air-to-air combat. If you have the imagination and determination to be involved in real, life-changing innovations every day, than you'll be a perfect fit for this business.

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Fast Facts

  •  Number of employees: ~1500
  •  Key locations: Rochester
  •  Key products: Helmet Mounted Displays, HybriDrive® Propulsion System & major and sub-assemblies to Eurofighter Typhoon & Joint Strike Fighter aircraft


I always look forward to coming to work, and I think this is partly due to the culture and work environment at Rochester. It’s like one big family; everyone works together to as one team to achieve goals. It’s a brilliant environment to work in! And as an apprentice, I feel that I am very well looked after. Everyone has the time to help me out and explain things during my training.

Andy, Engineering Technician - Electronic Systems