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Sky-High Ambition: UK Dedicates £656m to Crafting the Pioneering Sixth-Generation Tempest Fighter

The UK persists in advancing the Tempest sixth-generation fighter initiative. The UK Ministry of Defence has earmarked an extra £656m for the endeavor.

Here’s What We’ve Learned The sixth-generation fighter is being designed as a successor to the Eurofighter Typhoon and Mitsubishi F-2. The new aircraft is anticipated to be operational by 2035. Concurrently, the US and China will possess sixth-generation fighters.

BAE Tempest

The UK is collaborating on the Tempest with Italy and Japan. By the close of spring 2025, the British government will have invested £2bn in the scheme.

The entire lifecycle of the fifth-generation fighter will extend across numerous decades, generating thousands of jobs and economic worth for the UK.

The program is projected to employ over 20,000 individuals and contribute more than £26bn to the UK economy by 2050.

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