BAE Systems Airplanes and Aircrafts

List of all BAE Systems airplanes and aircraft types, with images, specs, and other information. These active and retired BAE Systems planes are listed in alphabetical order, but if you're looking for a particular aircraft you can look for it using the "search" bar. The BAE Systems aircrafts on this list include all planes, jets, helicopters, and other flying vehicles ever made by BAE Systems. Unless you're an aviation expert you probably can't think of every aircraft made by BAE Systems, so use this list to find a few popular BAE Systems planes and helicopters that have been used a lot in the course of history.

Aircraft on this list include Harrier Jump Jet and McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II.

This list answers the question, "What aircrafts are made by BAE Systems?

  • BAE Replica
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    Replica was a design study for a British military aircraft with stealth capabilities, developed by BAE Systems. It was associated with the Royal Air Force's now cancelled Future Offensive Air System. The Replica project is known to have run from 1994 to 1999 building a full size model and subjected to a rigorous test regime to determine its radar cross section. It is widely believed that Replica may have been intended to replace the Panavia Tornado from 2017 onwards. Experience from the program was later rolled into the Joint Strike Fighter program, which essentially replaced Replica.
    • Type: Stealth aircraft
    • Manufacturer: BAE Systems
  • BAE Systems SkyEye

    The BAE Systems SkyEye is a reconnaissance UAV developed in the United States in the early 1970s by Developmental Sciences Inc, later called Developmental Sciences Corporation, a division of Lear Astronics Corporation and ultimately part of BAE Systems. Developmental Sciences was one of the first US companies to investigate battlefield UAVs, flying the first prototype of the SkyEye series in 1973, leading to the first flight of the improved R4E variant in 1981. The R4E has been continuously refined since then in a sequence of subvariants. The R4E SkyEye is in service with a number of countries, including Egypt and Morocco, for battlefield surveillance, and has also been used commercially ...more
    • Manufacturer: McDonnell Douglas, BAE Systems
    • Maiden Flight: Jan 01 1973
  • BAE Systems Taranis
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    BAE Systems Taranis

    The BAE Systems Taranis is a British demonstrator programme for Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle technology, under development primarily by the defence contractor BAE Systems Military Air & Information. The aircraft, which is named after the Celtic god of thunder Taranis, first flew in 2013. A semi-autonomous unmanned warplane, the Taranis is designed to fly intercontinental missions, and will carry a variety of weapons, enabling it to attack both aerial and ground targets. It will utilise stealth technology, giving it a low radar profile, and it will be controllable via satellite link from anywhere on Earth. An operational derivative of the Taranis is expected to enter military service some ...more
    • Manufacturer: BAE Systems
  • Lockheed EC-130H Compass Call
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    The EC-130H Compass Call is an American airborne tactical weapon system using a heavily modified version of the C-130 Hercules airframe. It is based at Davis-Monthan AFB. The system attempts to disrupt enemy command and control communications and limits adversary coordination essential for enemy force management. Compass Call's offensive counterinformation and electronic attack capabilities are used to support U.S. and allied tactical air, surface, and special operations forces. Programmed upgrades will give a secondary Electronic Attack capability against early warning and acquisition radars. U.S. airborne electronic warfare consists of four main elements: the EC-130H Compass Call, the ...more
    • Type: Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses, Offensive counter-information, Electronic Warfare
    • Manufacturer: BAE Systems, Lockheed Corporation
    • Introduced: Apr 01 1982
    • Wingspan (m): 39.7
  • Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
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    The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole fighters undergoing testing and final development by the United States. The fifth generation combat aircraft is designed to perform ground attack, aerial reconnaissance, and air defense missions. The F-35 has three main models: the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant, the F-35B short take-off and vertical-landing variant, and the F-35C carrier-based Catapult Assisted Take-Off Barrier Arrested Recovery variant. The F-35 is descended from the X-35, which was the winning design of the Joint Strike Fighter program. It is being designed and built by an aerospace industry team ...more
    • Type: Stealth aircraft, Multirole fighter
    • Manufacturer: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
    • Introduced: Dec 01 2015
    • Designer: Lockheed Martin
    • Length (m): 15.67
    • Wingspan (m): 10.7
    • Engine Type: Pratt & Whitney F135
    • Maiden Flight: Dec 15 2006
  • McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II
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    The McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II is a single-engine ground-attack aircraft that constitutes the second generation of the Harrier Jump Jet family. Capable of vertical or short takeoff and landing, the aircraft was designed in the late 1970s as an Anglo-American development of the British Hawker Siddeley Harrier, the first operational V/STOL aircraft. Named after a bird of prey, it is primarily employed on light attack or multi-role missions, ranging from close air support of ground troops to armed reconnaissance. The AV-8B is used by the United States Marine Corps, the Spanish Navy, and the Italian Navy. A variant of the AV-8B, the British Aerospace Harrier II, was developed for the ...more
    • Type: STOVL strike aircraft
    • Manufacturer: British Aerospace, Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, BAE Systems
    • Introduced: Jan 01 1985
    • Wingspan (m): 9.2