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UK News BAE's Tempest fighter jet project to create 20,000 jobs

01:45  16 october  2020
01:45  16 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Britain’ s new Tempest warplane will support 20 , 000 jobs for a quarter of a century, many of them in less wealthy parts of the country, BAE Systems Plc The aircraft could feature a so-called wearable cockpit, a development of existing head-up display systems in which information is projected inside

The Tempest next generation stealth fighter jet © BAE Systems. “If you went back to the early 2000 s , BAE Systems would have had 3, 000 people working on Typhoon. The Tempest project was unveiled in the summer of 2018 with initial funding of £2bn-a-year following a decision by France and

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The UK's futuristic new fighter jet programme could support 20,000 jobs and add £25billion to the economy, according to initial estimates by auditors.

The Tempest project would preserve Britain's prestigious aerospace and defence sector in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, the industry argues, as well as bolstering national security.

BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Italy's Leonardo and France-based MBDA are among the companies designing the hi-tech aircraft, which could be worth £100million each and would come into service by 2035.

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Stealth fighter programme Tempest is turning to motorsport to help “electrify” its jets . BAE Systems, one of the leading companies in Tempest , is working with the motorsport expert to see how its systems to cool and manage power from batteries in racing cars can be adapted for the new aircraft, which

The Tempest program took a huge step forward with two almost-simultaneous announcements from the United While countries are still developing the 5th-generation fighter jets , the most advanced so far, manufacturers around Please check your email and confirm subscription. Created with Sketch.

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The team of firms is trying to drum up support for the ambitious scheme before presenting a final business case to the Government towards the end of the year.

A study into the programme conducted by PwC found it could support around 20,000 jobs every year between 2026 and 2050.

And it estimated it would add £25.3billion to the UK's economy by the middle of the century. But this does not include the potential benefit of export sales.

Tempest could be a huge boost to UK trade if other countries are keen on the final designs.

The Government kicked off the programme in 2018 after the UK was excluded from a Franco-German project to design the successor to the current Eurofighter Typhoon.

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BAE Systems has unveiled the digital techniques that are being used to design Britain' s Tempest sixth-generation fighter jet with the goal of speeding up the development of the combat aircraft / BAE Systems uses a digital twi A 3D model of the Tempest fighter used in supersonic wind tunnel tests.

But the job losses BAE announced last October raised fears over Britain’ s ability to retain design The jet will be used on the UK’ s new aircraft carriers, and BAE is making the F-35’ s rear fuselage section BAE said the Tempest team had “entered a deepening dialogue” with Saab, the Swedish defence

a man wearing a suit and tie: BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Italy's Leonardo and France-based MBDA are among the companies designing the hi-tech aircraft, which could be worth £100m each © Provided by This Is Money BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Italy's Leonardo and France-based MBDA are among the companies designing the hi-tech aircraft, which could be worth £100m each

Tempest would take over from the Typhoon, which will begin ageing in the 2030s.


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There are already 200 companies large and small working on Tempest, and around 1,800 people.

The Government has committed £2billion to the project but no estimates for the final costs have been made public.

In an effort to cut costs, it is designing the plane from the inside out, rather than the traditional outside-in approach. Analysts reckon the final bill could reach £25billion.

Michael Christie, director of the Combat Air Acquisition Programme at BAE Systems, said Tempest 'will help to preserve our national security whilst at the same time driving significant economic benefits for the UK'.

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Britain’ s Team Tempest programme to build a new fighter jet has moved a step closer to getting into the air with Sweden poised to announce it has signed up as the project ’ s first international partner. Tempest - a collaboration between industry partners BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce

BAE Systems Plc, the developer of Britain’ s next fighter jet , said it’ s considering powering the planned warplane using alternative propulsion such as hybrid or Airbus is working on a French-German rival to the British Tempest project with Dassault Aviation SA. The European planemaker has said its next

Britain had an enviable record for building fighter jets in the early 20th century, pioneering aircraft such as the Sopwith Camel and the Spitfire, which were used in the First and Second World Wars respectively.

But it has lost ground since then and Tempest – which Sweden is also working on – would be the first British-led aircraft built in decades.

It would also throw a lifeline to Britain's world-renowned aerospace and defence industry, which is the largest in Europe.

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It employs 120,000 people and generates £34billion in exports a year.

The Covid crisis and the collapse in global air travel has hammered companies, triggering mass job cuts and putting small suppliers at risk of going bust or being taken over by foreign rivals.

Paul Everitt, chief executive of aerospace and defence industry body ADS, said: 'Defence programmes like Tempest offer an invaluable opportunity to secure a recovery from the current Covid-19 crisis.'

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The project is a joint venture between BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, MBDA UK Ltd and Leonardo. British defence industry is a huge contributor to UK prosperity, creating thousands of jobs in a thriving advanced manufacturing sector, and generating a UK sovereign capability that is the best in the world.

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The plans for the futuristic jets have not been finalised, but several mind-boggling innovations have been announced that incorporate many of the strides the defence industry has made with drone technology over the last two decades.

If the Tempest planes are built to be supersonic they could travel at speeds of up to 4,000 miles per hour, and will contain radar that can capture a 'city's worth of data' in a second – or more than 10,000 times that of existing systems.

BAE is working on a 'wearable cockpit' for pilots that would include using virtual-reality gloves which would allow them to change course or fire missiles with just a wink or a gesture.

The Government is expected to make a decision on Tempest in late 2025, and there is still no guarantee the planes will be built.

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