Aerospace & Defence

PTC and BAE Systems work on next generation fighter pilot helmet

8th February 2024
Paige West

The design and development of mechanical components for BAE Systems' Striker II Helmet Mounted Display are being facilitated by the use of PTC's Creo software.

This advanced display system projects data directly onto the pilot’s visor, offering an augmented reality perspective of the environment along with essential mission information.

George White, Lead Mechanical Engineer at BAE Systems, commented: “We have been working with PTC’s Creo for more than 20 years across a host of different projects, and the solution has helped us create the mechanical design and manufacturing drawings for Striker II.

“The fact that our engineers working on this new technology are so well versed on the capabilities of PTC’s solution has certainly supported our development programme.”

Creo, a 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) Solution, accelerates the product development process. It is user-friendly and employs a model-based strategy to guide users from the initial stages of design through to manufacturing and beyond.

“This is our latest involvement in pushing the boundaries of aviation technology and I’m really pleased Creo is contributing to the design phase of bringing Striker II to life,” explained Elliot Clarke, UK Director at PTC.

“It further strengthens our relationship with BAE Systems, one of the leading suppliers to the aerospace and defence sectors.”

For more insights into BAE Systems and Striker II, listen to a recent episode of The Third Angle podcast.

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