General Electric (GE) has established a technical collaboration with BAE Systems on next-generation adaptive power management systems.

The partners will explore the application of adaptive power management in the Combat Air area.

As part of this collaborative effort, GE has already delivered electrical power demonstration equipment to BAE Systems’ laboratory.

The companies will begin work on discovering how to use and adapt the solid-state power controllers.

According to GE, the dynamic and adaptive power management systems that leverage solid state power controllers facilitate the use of software to deploy, alter and control aircraft utility power functions.

The latest collaboration builds upon the existing partnership between the two companies on the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Tempest programme.

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Tempest or the future combat air system (FCAS) programme is supported by a team of industry partners, the UK MoD and Royal Air Force’s (RAF) Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO).

The team of industry partners, also called Team Tempest, includes BAE Systems, Leonardo UK, Rolls Royce and MBDA UK. 

GE Electrical Power Systems president Joe Krisciunas said: “We’re proud to collaborate with BAE Systems to explore the next generation of Combat Air technologies building upon our existing relationship on the Tempest programme.

“Adaptive power management allows more efficient use of existing and available electrical power.

“We’re working with BAE Systems to demonstrate how this technology could enable an increased operational capability to Combat Aircraft.”

GE is also planning to continue the collaboration beyond this demonstration activity, depending on the current active tender process.

Previously, GE Aviation has been a major supplier to BAE Systems for the RAF’s Eurofighter Typhoon jets.