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BAE, McLaren Aid U.K. Olympians With Wind Tunnel, Sensors

BAE Systems Plc, Europe’s largest weapons maker, and Formula 1 team owner McLaren Group Ltd. are among British companies and universities offering engineering know-how to raise the U.K.’s Olympic medal count this summer.

U.K. Sport, a provider of state funding to the country’s Olympics program, has recruited about 100 companies and 25 academic institutions to adapt industrial technology for use in sports, according to Scott Drawer, the agency’s head of research and innovation.