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Farnborough 2018: Team Tempest tempting global interest in new platform

16th July 2018 - 14:44 GMT | by Helen Haxell in Farnborough


As Britain faces a tumultuous political future outside the European Union, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson used this year's Farnborough airshow to highlight the government’s commitment to a new Combat Air Strategy as well as a next generation British fighter concept known as Tempest.

The Tempest project has the UK demonstrating its international-looking vision for air power capabilities. Four companies have teamed with the UK MoD to create Team Tempest, with the current partnership comprising BAE Systems, MBDA, Leonardo and Rolls-Royce.

In a speech to delegates at Farnborough, Williamson stated that the concept 'plug-and-play' combat aircraft would be a vision of

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Helen Haxell


Helen Haxell

Helen Haxell was Air Editor at Shephard Media, having joined in February 2016 as Editor …

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