Fighter jets are an essential part of modern warfare, but designing and building these incredibly complex machines can take years, which is why BAE Systems fighter jets will use new technology that allows them to be "grown" within weeks. Using a new invention called the 'Chemputer,' BAE Systems hopes to use chemical processes that evolve complex electronic systems and grow aircraft "from a molecular level upwards."
Since the outright size of manned fighter jets like the F-15 Eagle or the F-22 Raptor make them impractical for chemical growth, BAE Systems fighter jets will be unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). Nonetheless, the chemically grown aircraft will be capable of flying at extremely high speeds and altitudes.
With quickly produced aerial vehicles, this innovative technology could revolutionize the battlefield.