BAE Systems has been given a contract to deliver Sceptre mission planner to the Royal Air Force for its Typhoon fleet.

Sceptre draws on vast amounts of command and control information needed to plan, brief and execute missions.

It combines 3D cockpit views, representation of digital aeronautical flight information, potential hazards and conflict detection with real time weather information, an intelligence picture and fast jet performance data.

“Sceptre will deliver the RAF a very real and tangible information advantage over its adversaries," said Louise Aiken, Head of Mission Planning Programmes - Mission Support & Training Services, BAE Systems.

"In today's world, a pilot does not have time to decipher multiple pages of information and this is where Sceptre gives them information in a clear way to allow them to focus on the mission.

"By getting information to them quickly, accurately and clearly, Sceptre allows them to make better, more informed decisions."

Sceptre mission planner uses 3D tools and takes into account terrain, airspace, weather and aircraft performance. BAE say it can handle short notice changes whilst mission rehearsals are underway.

Sceptre can be used on tablets, computers and interactive touch tables used for briefing and de-briefing missions.