BAE Systems and Embraer Defense & Security have plans to work together on a joint study to explore the development of Eve’s electric Vertical Take Off and Landing (eVTOL) vehicle for the defense and security market. Eve – a new, independent company founded by Embraer dedicated to accelerating the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem – has previously been assessing the use of its aircraft for the urban air mobility market.
“Bringing together Embraer’s innovative technology in the commercial sector with our extensive defence engineering and systems integration experience will help us to accelerate the pace of new innovations. This joint study is a great example of how we’re delivering against our commitment to collaborate to explore new and sustainable technologies for our customers, “ said Ian Muldowney, Chief Operating Officer, BAE Systems Air sector.
Engineers from the two companies will explore how a cost-effective, sustainable, and adaptable defence variant of the electric vertical take-off and landing craft could perform in roles such as surveillance, the transport of military personnel, as well as performing disaster-relief and humanitarian missions. It is expected that Eve’s eVTOL could help to transform defence operations, while also reducing their environmental impact and reducing costs.
“This collaboration with one of the leading defence companies in the world on this exciting and game-changing technology is in line with our goal to establish strategic partnerships. We look forward to exploring more ways our two organisations can work together and benefit from those rich experiences and reputations,: stated Jackson Schneider, president and CEO, Embraer Defense & Security.