PTC works with BAE Systems to bring next generation fighter pilot helmet to market


One of the UK’s leading authorities on digital transformation is playing a role in the development of the world’s most advanced fighter pilot helmet.

PTC’s Creo software is being used in the design and development of mechanical parts for BAE Systems’ Striker® II Helmet Mounted Display, which displays data directly onto the pilot’s helmet visor to give an augmented reality view of the world alongside mission critical information, right before their eyes.

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 is a 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) Solution that helps firms to build better products faster. Easy to learn, it uses a model-based approach to seamlessly take users from the earliest phases of product design to manufacture 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.”

Tune into a recent episode of The Third Angle podcast to learn more about BAE Systems and Striker II.


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