Tempest Joint-Venture Plans Are Firming Up

Tempest Future Combat System concept
Officials say development of the Tempest requires a cultural change to deliver the rapid developments needed for the platform to enter service in the 2030s.
Credit: BAE Systems Concept
The international partners in the UK-led Tempest Future Combat Air System initiative are moving toward formation of a joint venture that will go on to develop the platform. It is unclear how the joint venture will be structured. But unlike entities such as the Panavia consortium that developed the...

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