- Aeralis will exploit the potential of PYRAMID, the MOD’s open mission system architecture
- The company and the Royal Air Force are exploring additional avenues of collaboration
Aeralis has received significant further investment from the Royal Air Force’s Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO) in line with the wider PYRAMID programme.
In February of 2021, Aeralis agreed to a three-year contract with the Royal Air Force’s RCO for research and development into a new modular approach to the design and development of future aircraft. With the first phase successfully completed, Aerais is moving on to Phase 2 of the programme that will provide a route to exploit the potential of PYRAMID, the Ministry of Defence’s open mission system architecture.
In addition, within the framework of the UK MOD’s Combat Air Strategy, Aeralis is engaged with UK Ministry of Defense (MOD) and its procurement arm Defence, Equipment & Support to explore potential avenues of further collaboration. The areas under consideration are over and above avionics system development and aim to realise broader technology and enterprise benefits such as digitisation that will support the MOD’s Technology Initiative for Combat Air Systems of the future. The early incorporation of digital qualifications and certification to inform regulatory updates through the development of the aircraft is another step for the future development of military aircraft.