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.


BAE Systems' Combat Air Business

£3.2 billion

Contribution to UK GDP


Valued supply chain partners

£1.3 billion