Manufacturing tech used to develop the Tempest fighter jet

David Holmes, director of operations and technology for air at BAE Systems, reveals the manufacturing technology used to develop the Tempest programme.

The Tempest is the next-generation combat aircraft, operating at the cutting edge of technological innovation to secure the UK's position as a global leader in air defence and combat.

The programme is set to deliver world firsts in advanced technical capabilities. The new aircraft is set to be a gamechanger and will eventually join the RAF in 2035 as a replacement for its Typhoon Eurofighter.

This seminar is part of a series in preparation for MACH 2022.

A recent report revealed the Tempest fighter jet will support 20,000 jobs every year from 2026-2050 and contribute more than £25.3 billion to the UK economy in its first 30 years.

The Tempest programme is being delivered by Team Tempest, a UK technology and defence partnership formed by BAE Systems, Leonardo UK, MBDA, Rolls-Royce and the RAF, and involving hundreds of high-tech companies, SMEs and academia across the UK.

It is one of the UK’s most ambitious technological endeavours, designed to deliver a highly advanced, adaptable and affordable military combat air system which will play a key role in the nation’s defence and security.

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