The future of Combat Air

The UK Combat Air Strategy, launched in 2018, set out a bold vision of future combat air capability for the UK.

It is embodied by Tempest, an international future combat air system that will pioneer new technology, capable of staying ahead of evolving threats, enabled by decades of expertise in a world leading industry.


We’re collaborating internationally to deliver an ambitious military programme for the UK and our partners, whilst investing in people, early careers, technology and infrastructure, supporting the economy and long term prosperity of our nation.

Only Tempest will continue to drive the national security and prosperity benefits of the UK’s Combat Air sector.


A national endeavour

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Generation Tempest 

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Tempest: Innovation for UK security and prosperity

Independent research by PWC on the expected economic impact of Tempest over the first 30 years of the programme alone outlines the significant and wide-spread benefits of the programme, stimulated by the investment which will accelerate the development of new technologies and critical skills and ensure the UK can continue to operate at the forefront of world-leading technology.
(May 2021)