United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

BAE Systems Advanced Technology Centre
West Hanningfield Rd.
Chelmsford CM2 8HN

BAE Systems Advanced Technology Centre


BAE Systems Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) is the research and technology arm of BAE Systems. The unit provides research & development, consultancy, specialist manufacturing and technical services for BAE Systems businesses. Additionally, its expertise has helped the UK MOD, US Department of Defense, European Space Agency, UK Sport, universities and other leading innovative organisations achieve their goals.



ATC scientists and engineers are leading pioneering work across a broad spectrum of research disciplines including:

  • Abnormal behaviour detection & video analytics
  • Bio-inspired technology
  • Body-worn electronics
  • Computational engineering & fluid dynamics
  • Counter IED, detection & neutralisation
  • Human Sciences
  • Impact dynamics modelling and testing
  • Less than lethal deterrents
  • Micro & nanotechnology and smart materials
  • Photonics and laser technologies
  • Radar & antenna development
  • Reducing the burden on the dismounted soldier
  • Stealth technology and materials
  • Technologies for covert & secure operations
  • Unmanned, intelligent systems