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DSEI 2019: Tempest inks Italian pact hailed as ‘natural’ partnership

11th September 2019 - 15:00 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


The UK and Italian governments have formally agreed to partner on the future fighter Tempest programme, by way of a statement of intent pact signed by the two parties – a collaboration that follows Sweden joining the project in July 2019.

A statement of intent has also been agreed at an industrial level between Rome and London, further evidence that engineering and design efforts will involve a formidable and diverse mix of suppliers including BAE, Leonardo, Rolls-Royce and MBDA.

The ‘natural partnership’ followed comprehensive feasibility studies undertaken by all sides involved, with the Anglo-Italian alliance expected to deliver a

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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