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BAE Systems and Embraer To Explore Eve’s eVTOL Military Potential

BAE Systems and Embraer To Explore Eve’s eVTOL Military Potential

BAE Systems and Embraer Defense & Security have announced plans to commence a joint study to explore the development of Eve’s electric vertical take-off land landing vehicle (eVTOL) for the defense and security market.

The joint study will look at how the aircraft could provide cost-effective, sustainable, and adaptable capability as a defense variant.

BAE System’s Air sector has invested $10m into Eve, with its engineers working with the Embraer Defense & Security team to explore how a defense variant could be used for applications such as personnel transportation, surveillance and reconnaissance, disaster relief, and humanitarian response.  This could help transform defense operations and reduce their environmental impact at a much lower operating cost.

Ian Muldowney, Chief Operating Officer at BAE Systems Air sector said “Bringing together Embraer’s innovative technology in the commercial sector with our extensive defense engineering and systems integration experience will help us to accelerate the pace of new innovations.”

Jackson Schneider, president, and CEO of Embraer Defense & Security added “We look forward to exploring more ways our two organizations can work together and benefit from those rich experiences and reputations. The collaboration allows us to tap into talent from across the globe in our shared interest to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for the skies.”