Team Tempest

News Premium

FIA 2022: Team Tempest to fly combat demonstrator in five years

Whilst attending Farnborough International Airshow 2022 on July 18, the UK Secretary of State for Defence, Ben Wallace MP confirmed plans for the UK to lead the development of a sixth-generation flying combat air demonstrator that is scheduled to fly in the next five years

Feature Premium

How will Tempest push the UK further into the digital air combat age?

AirForces Monthly explores the key digital characteristics of Tempest, the UK’s next-generation combat aircraft

Marshall joins Tempest fighter programme

UK-based aerospace systems supplier Marshall has become the latest company to join the Team Tempest project, which is intended to deliver a sixth-generation fighter into service with the Royal Air Force from 2035

Feature Premium

DSEI 2021: Tempest testbed progresses as Leonardo, 2Excel reveal ‘Excalibur’

2Excel Aviation is preparing to transform a former civil-operated Boeing 757-200 into a flying laboratory for combat air technology after it was contracted by Leonardo to proceed with the next stage of the Tempest Flight Test Aircraft programme

CGI of Tempest News Premium

Next phase for Future Combat Air System as £250m contract awarded

The UK Ministry of Defence announced on July 29 the signing of a £250m contract with British industry ‘Team Tempest’ partners to develop the next generation of combat air

UK FCAS moves to concept and assessment phase

The UK’s Future Combat Air System programme has moved to the concept and assessment phase following the award by the Ministry of Defence of a £250m design and development contract to BAE Systems

Tempest News Premium

Tempest fighter to offer UK economic windfall

A newly released report by PricewaterhouseCoopers has stated the UK’s Tempest programme, intended to deliver a sixth-generation fighter fully in to service from 2040, will provide a significant boost to the national economy over the next 30 years

Feature Premium

Tempest Thunders!

UK’s Tempest next-generation fighter programme reaches important milestones bolstered by new partners

System of systems could bankrupt Tempest

The UK’s Tempest programme which aims to have a next generation fighter and supporting assets in service from 2035 could see spiralling costs if it takes a narrow system of systems approach.

Saab invests £50m for FCAS Centre in UK

Saab announced £50 million for a new Future Combat Air System (FCAS) UK centre on day one of Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) Connect, which also saw seven new industrial partners for Team Tempest unveiled.