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About us

About us

Members of the electronics research and development team collaborating on a problem.
The research and advanced technology business within Electronic Systems (ES) provides agile, innovative solutions to challenges spanning mission needs from sensing, signal processing and exploitation, to mission understanding and knowledge.

The FAST LabsTM R&D organization innovates science, technology, and engineering breakthroughs for some of the toughest technology challenges in the defense, aerospace, power and propulsion, and security industries.

This research and development (R&D) business, within BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems sector, collaborates with business areas across the company’s global enterprise to develop and implement advanced technology capabilities in the areas of advanced electronics, autonomy, cyber, electronic warfare, and sensors and processing.

Our R&D product lines also leverage disruptive technologies found by our External Technology Scouting team, who build strong relationships with universities, venture capital firms, and startups to identify and learn about new technologies to help our customers.

FL R&D programs are funded primarily by science and technology R&D organizations within the U.S. Department of Defense, including Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), and Office of Naval Research (ONR), as well as internal R&D investments and classified customers.

To learn more about our capabilities, please see our R&D focus areas.

FAST Labs locations

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