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RichardIC
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Boeing 757

Postby RichardIC » 22 Jul 2019, 14:11

Well sort of... to support Tempest development but also F-35 and Typhoon upgrades.

https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles/defence-minister-praises-uks-cutting-edge-air-power/

TEAM TEMPEST TEST AIRCRAFT

The RAF have announced that they have awarded a contract to Leonardo to provide a large-body test aircraft as part of the Team Tempest initiative.

Team Tempest is a co-funded partnership between the RAF’s Rapid Capabilities Office and UK Industry (BAE Systems, Leonardo UK, MBDA UK and Rolls-Royce).

The demonstrator will take the form of a modified Boeing 757 which will be used to conduct airborne technology testing of sensor and system integration for future. It is expected to come into service in early 2020s.

The aircraft will be used both to enable more rapid development of future capabilities, but also provide support for currently in-service combat aircraft such as the world-beating F35 Lightning jets and the upgraded Typhoon.

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Re: Boeing 757

Postby bobp » 22 Jul 2019, 20:00

Sounds a bit like the plane used to do the F35 avionics and sensors. Good news for the UK that this research will go ahead. Wonder if it will fly under RAF or Civilian ownership.

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Re: Boeing 757

Postby Ianmb17 » 24 Jul 2019, 19:13

This the plane you talking about


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Re: Boeing 757

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