Transformer Fighter

Sci-fi fighter plane that splits in mid-air like ‘Transformers,’ will revolutionise air warfare by 2040.   Watch the videos…

BAE Systems developing some futuristic technologies, that could be incorporated in military and civil aircraft of 2040.

BAE Fighter plane
The Transformer:

A flexible aircraft system that combines smaller jets for more efficient travel, before having them split apart to quickly adapt to any scenario.

The concept can be tailor-made to suit any scenario. For longer journeys, smaller sub-aircraft can be combined together during travel, to increase the range of the jet and save fuel through reducing ‘drag’.

On-board eD printing:

3D printed Fighter

On-board 3D Printing means that smaller unmanned aircraft, or UAVs, are created by super high-tech on-board 3D printers, via Additive Layer Manufacturing and robotic assembly techniques, responding to data fed to them by a remote control room, where a human commander decides what should be produced.


source BAE Systems