Military Aircraft:Written question - 164369

Asked by Nia Griffith

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Asked on: 16 July 2018
Ministry of Defence
Military Aircraft
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 19, paragraph 27 of the Combat Air Strategy, whether the name Tempest will be given to the next UK-developed combat aircraft.
Answered by: Gavin Williamson
Answered on: 20 July 2018
Holding answer received on 19 July 2018

Tempest is the name given to the capability concept unveiled on 16 July 2018 at the Farnborough International Air Show. The Combat Air Strategy makes clear that the UK intends to take a measured and collaborative approach to delivery of our future capability. The name of the next UK developed combat aircraft will be decided as part of the acquisition and partnering timeline set out in the Strategy.

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