BAE Systems Collaborates with Unmanned Systems Technology to Drive Engagement with SMEs

The collaboration will facilitate and encourage engagement with SMEs developing innovative technology for unmanned systems By DA Staff / 22 Apr 2022
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Defense Advancement sister company (UST) has announced a new collaboration with BAE Systems.

This arrangement will facilitate and encourage engagement between SMEs developing innovative technology for unmanned systems applications, and teams within BAE Systems. 

UST is exhibiting at AUVSI’s XPONENTIAL 2022 conference, 25-28 April on booth 2457, and representatives from BAE Systems will be available on the UST booth to explain more about the collaboration to attendees.

“We are excited to work closely with BAE Systems and are delighted that the UST platform can provide the opportunity for industry professionals to start conversations with a genuine vendor-agnostic Prime. This is an important step forward for the sector and we look forward to seeing new technologies being developed as a result of this collaboration,” commented Caroline Rees, CEO of

The UST team will be hosting engineers from BAE Systems on the booth at XPONENTIAL and will be making introductions to their network of over 200 partners. Attendees to the show are invited to visit the booth (#2457) to meet with both teams and learn more about the collaboration.


“Engineers at BAE Systems have used the UST website for many years to stay informed about the latest innovations within the uncrewed industry and to source components and solutions for a range of projects,” Jonny Gilchrist, Business Development Executive at BAE Systems explained. “The UST platform is a fantastic resource for industry and there’s a natural synergy between our organisations as we look to the future of uncrewed and autonomous systems. UST holds an incredible ecosystem of innovators and we’re excited to support that community.”

The UST team will also be providing live demonstrations of their digital platform at booth #2457 and are pleased to offer complimentary XPO Hall passes to guests. Email [email protected] to request your exclusive access link.

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After two years of online and hybrid programming, the AUVSI XPONENTIAL conference is returning in-person this year, with four days of demos, keynote sessions, workshops and networking opportunities taking place at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida.

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