At this year’s Farnborough Airshow, the UK unveiled the Tempest, a twin-engine combat aircraft concept. This is the second new European fighter concept, after the Franco-German Future Combat Aircraft System that was announced in April. The countries involved in these projects see two important reasons to proceed with a new fighter. First, the Trump administration has created uncertainty about U.S. reliability as a NATO ally as Vladimir Putin’s Russia continues to loom as a ...

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