Through a recent official communication, Sey from the United Kingdom has assured that the future demonstrator of their sixth generation fighter program will fly within five years., This follows from a recent statement by the United Kingdom’s Secretary of Defense, Ben Wallace, which was given before the House of Commons on 18 July.
During his presentation, the Defense Secretary assured us that the future technology demonstrator will fly within the next five years. It is being developed by work teams from the UK Ministry of Defense and Italian industry., This shows that it is a necessary step to demonstrate the technical and industrial capabilities of the program.
The construction of the technology demonstration aircraft is part of the UK’s Future Combat Air System (FCAS), commonly referred to as the Tempest. Within the program the efforts of the Ministry of Defense and the United Kingdom’s aerospace industry converge, led by BAE Systems; With alliances with European companies such as the Leonardo Company,
As officially stated, “The demonstration aircraft is already under development between the government and industry partners Team Tempest and the UK is actively progressing collaboration opportunities on the project with Italian industry partners.,
team tempest Grouped into a UK company, as subsidiaries based in the country. Here the efforts of BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Leonardo and MBDA are grouped and concentrated, The aim of which is to increase the recruitment of personnel by the year 2023. In turn, other foreign companies join forces in efforts to develop future display systems. This is the latest case in Japan, which will soon introduce its new radar called Jaguar via Mitsubishi Electric and Leonardo UK.
In the features announced by the UK authorities, The demo aircraft will have supersonic and stealth capabilities; With a set of new technologies in line with the progress made in the case of 21st century, Construction is being carried out at BAE Systems facilities located in the north of England.
Demonstrator is critical to ensuring that our technology, skills, and industrial capability are future-ready. The design and construction of the Flying Demonstrator will test integration and testing skills. It will also provide invaluable data and lessons to UK industry to support the introduction of a new FCAS aircraft from 2035..”; Statement of the Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom finalized.