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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2035
Maiden Flight: 2025
Total Production: ?
Development Cost: GBP£2.0 billion   (USD$2.7 billion)
Origin: Italy, Sweden and United Kingdom
Corporations: BAE Systems*, Leonardo-Finmeccanica, MBDA, Rolls-Royce and Saab   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: Tempest
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2035
Maiden Flight: 2025
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Tempest is a sixth generation (6G) combat aircraft being developed by the United Kingdom (UK) Ministry of Defense (MoD) along with an industry team led by BAE Systems. The industry team also includes Rolls-Royce (propulsion system), Leonardo (sensors) and MBDA (weapon systems). Nevertheless the UK is searching for international partners for the Tempest project including both countries and contractors. Saab and Asian companies are being inquired on this issue. The new stealth combat aircraft will be able to operate both manned and unmanned. It is the direct result of the UK being excluded from the Franco-German JCAS 6G aircraft and the British pretense to remain a first class military power in the 21st century. The UK MoD unveiled the Tempest project at the Farnborough airshow on July 16, 2018. The development through 2025 will require funding of up to £2 billion. The Tempest 6G aircraft is expected to achieve initial operation capability (IOC) within the Royal Air Force (RAF) by 2035 replacing progressively the Typhoon fleet.

Tempest Specifications

Number of Engines: 2
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Tempest News

There are 8 news between
16 Jul 2018 and 9 Jan 2020
Thursday, January 9, 2020Rolls-Royce to Provide New Electrical Starter Generator for Tempest Aircraft
Wednesday, December 18, 2019Tempest Combat Aircraft to Feature New Radar Technology
Wednesday, September 11, 2019United Kingdom and Italy Sign Statement of Intent on Tempest 6th Generation Aircraft
Tuesday, September 10, 2019MBDA Provides Insight into Tempest Combat Air System
Friday, July 19, 2019Sweden Joins UK in Future Combat Air System Development
Wednesday, July 17, 2019Rolls-Royce to Develop Hypersonic Engines under Tempest Project
Tuesday, February 12, 2019China to Get its Sixth Generation Fighter by 2035
Monday, July 16, 2018Royal Air Force to Get Tempest 6G Combat Aircraft by 2035

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