Led by the United Kingdom and assisted by Italy and Sweden, work began on replacing the Eurofighter Typhoon, the new aircraft designed to operate as part of a wider air combat system that includes unmanned aerial vehicles.
The Typhoon project team recently unveiled some of the features of the program, as Leonardo, which is responsible for leading the project electronics team, is developing a new aircraft radar system capable of providing the aircraft with 10,000 times more data than the current systems.
On top of this, BAE Systems has begun making flight test components for its pilot- wearable cabin technology. The system will detect physical indicators replaced by enhanced virtual reality, embedded directly inside the helmet mask. Rolls-Royce is developing technology for an advanced combustion system to match the strength and efficiency of the new air system.