Team Tempest

Working together to develop the next generation of Combat Aircraft

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The future of Combat Air

Tempest will be a sixth-generation Combat Aircraft, operating at the cutting edge of technological innovation, and securing the UK's position as a global leader in Combat Air.

It is being developed by the RAF Rapid Capabilities Office and UK industry working together, as part of a £2 billion investment from the Ministry of Defence.

Tempest Aircraft Concept

Team Tempest will deliver World and European firsts in advanced technical capability.

Tempest will deploy game-changing new technology, including a virtual cockpit shown in the pilot's helmet-mounted display.

It will join the RAF fleet from 2035, and will replace the Typhoon's capabilities.

Working in Partnership

Team Tempest is made up of a group of industry partners (BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, Leonardo and MBDA) working together with the Royal Air Forces' Rapid Capabilities Office and the Ministry of Defence, who share a joint vision to develop the technologies needed for the next generation of Combat Aircraft.

The team will draw on the very best expertise in the UK, and hope to inspire the next generation to develop the skills and experience in science, technology, engineering and maths that are needed to develop cutting edge Combat Air systems.

There are currently more than 1,000 people working as part of Team Tempest across the UK, and we expect the team to grow to 2,500 by 2021.

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Our Industry Partners

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It's a fantastic experience working with Team Tempest.
The lifespan of the programme is well into my career, giving me an opportunity to see a piece of the future come to life
Matt, Trainee Pilot

Tempest challenge

We will shortly be launching an interactive challenge, focussing on the engineering skills needed to be part of #GenerationTempest.

Keep an eye on the hashtag, or check back here to find out more.

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