Contract Nudges Tempest Program Into Next Phase

A rendering of what the UK's future fighter could look like.
Credit: Royal Air Force
LONDON—The UK-led Tempest Future Combat Air System (FCAS) initiative has moved into a new phase with the awarding of a £250 million ($349 million) contract to the Team Tempest industrial consortium. The Tempest Concept and Assessment Phase will see the industrial partners—BAE Systems, Leonardo, MBDA...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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