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Tempest Rising: UK Pledges £656m to Unleash the Power of the Sixth-Generation Fighter

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

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

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

The entire lifespan of the fifth-generation fighter will extend over numerous decades, generating thousands of employment opportunities and economic value for the UK.

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

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