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by motiv
03 Aug 2022, 21:03
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Caribbean wrote: 03 Aug 2022, 13:42 It would certainly seem like a good idea to team up with some academic institutions. There are a lot of good Universities in the North
I suspect they will have talks with UCLAN. It's always been a uni/poly that many left to join BAE.
by motiv
29 Jul 2022, 07:49
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

It seems the US is keen to maintain some way to collaborate on 6th gen fighters. "US, UK Will Have ‘Avenue’ to Share Best Practices for Sixth-Gen Fighter Development" I found this little bit interesting “We’re aware the U.K. is working with Sweden and Italy on [Tempest],” Metrolis said. “...
by motiv
20 Jul 2022, 19:11
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

I think Dassault CEO Trappier recently said that FCAS has already missed 2040, and with Rafale cleaning up in the export market I suspect the foot has gone off the gas I wouldn't put too much into what is said about timeframes. Throw enough money at something, and suddenly it is possible. “Even if ...
by motiv
19 Jul 2022, 15:27
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

I think Dassault CEO Trappier recently said that FCAS has already missed 2040, and with Rafale cleaning up in the export market I suspect the foot has gone off the gas I wouldn't put too much into what is said about timeframes. Throw enough money at something, and suddenly it is possible. I read to...
by motiv
19 Jul 2022, 08:03
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Sweden technically are already onboard and a joint member. At the moment it looks like they are in for educational purposes, possibly bringing in some form of agile production tech that they have used for their own plane and a demonstrator with the yanks. By the sounds of things now, the next stage ...
by motiv
18 Jul 2022, 16:53
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

I imagine that this is the telegraph getting mixed up. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/07/18/bae-work-first-new-supersonic-fighter-jet-almost-40-years/ The defence giant will develop a sixth-generation warplane to replace the Eurofighter Typhoon. The flying prototype will be a venture betw...
by motiv
18 Jul 2022, 14:13
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Looks like the old Replica!
by motiv
14 Jul 2022, 16:06
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773732
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

180watt solar panel for recharging the stick on GPS devices.

Honestly tho, perhaps it some sort of comms array, although it seems a bit big.

My last thoughts are it could just be a badly rendered image.
by motiv
10 Jun 2022, 14:28
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773732
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

At best now Russia will be fielding low numbers of 5th gen jets by the 2030 and the way things are going for them things wont improve into the 2040's the French if needed could go for a small buy of 50 F-35C for there carriers making the job of a land based 5 gen jet easier France will never buy an...
by motiv
02 Jun 2022, 22:54
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Some stuff from Janes https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/team-tempest-prepares-for-10-year-challenge-to-deliver-capability-in-2035 “This will be a decade-long window to deliver the Tempest capability in half the time of a comparable programme, such as the Eurofighter, which took nearly 2...
by motiv
01 Jun 2022, 08:34
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773732
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Bit of an opinion article here https://www.19fortyfive.com/2022/05/tempest-fighter-will-it-fly/ Also, thanks for the replies. So it looks like end of the Oct 2024/early 2025 for the next phase to be done. I've been reading RR is back in talks with Turkey again other their 5th Gen engine procurement....
by motiv
31 May 2022, 10:08
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
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Views: 773732
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Quick question (possibly longer answers!)

When are we expecting some form of movement on Tempest, such as design sign off or prototype release.

Basically, do we know of the timeline?
by motiv
15 Mar 2022, 15:31
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773732
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Commons answers 14th March :- https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questions/detail/2022-03-08/136556 Why do I get the feeling that when they say a further 1 Bn, they mean it is 1bn from the FCAS program, that they've just reallocated to the “Northern Powerhouse”, and not extra fundin...
by motiv
14 Mar 2022, 22:14
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773732
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

It shouldn't at all. The nuclear capable Tornado were always going to be replaced well before FCAS (which won't be capable of B-61/12 delivery). It might actually make an entry to service easier as one of the FCAS partners will have actually operated an LO platform by 2040... The reason I believe t...
by motiv
14 Mar 2022, 13:06
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773732
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Well, cat amongst the pigeons.

The question will be how is this going to affect Germany's needs in FCAS now.

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/ge ... 022-03-14/
by motiv
07 Mar 2022, 21:08
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773732
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Whatever France can do, it seems the UK can do also. What with joint engine development with Japan, it seems RR is back to making Engines for Turkey and their 5th Gen T-FX jet. https://www.dailysabah.com/business/defense/turkey-working-with-rolls-royce-on-5th-gen-combat-aircraft-engine Stating that ...
by motiv
05 Mar 2022, 17:37
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773732
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Some more information here https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/dassault-ceo-voices-frustration-with-airbus-over-fighter-talks-2022-03-04/ https://eurasiantimes.com/rafale-typhoon-why-the-next-gen-fcas-fighter-jet-program/ https://www.flightglobal.com/defence/dassault-boss-trappier-hit...
by motiv
04 Mar 2022, 19:31
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773732
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

These two are at it like a married couple. I can only presume, whatever is finally made, will be late and very expensive. Good news for Tempest as it will probably mean it can clean up in the Export market within Europe. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-03-04/dassault-threatens-to-pull-p...
by motiv
24 Feb 2022, 11:59
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773732
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

I presume we're going to see an uplift in military budgets due to the Ukraine/Russian conflict. So if Tempest was under funded before, I'm also presuming it won't be for much longer.
by motiv
02 Feb 2022, 13:02
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773732
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Meriv9 wrote: 02 Feb 2022, 12:53
The problem are the Spanish. Because we can buy tanks and other N° stuff from the Germans to counterbalance the Tempest.Stuff that we need. But what we buy from the Spanish?
Work on the wingman…
by motiv
27 Jan 2022, 23:08
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773732
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Obviously, again about the FCAS (Tempest news is a little slow). https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/franco-german-dispute-stalls-new-european-fighter-jet-plans-1.1713693 (Bloomberg) -- Development of a future European fighter jet first mooted by former German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President E...
by motiv
09 Jan 2022, 10:55
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773732
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Not sure if this is relevant here, but the Germans may be considering the F35 again. Not sure how this would affect the FCAS?
by motiv
25 Nov 2021, 18:39
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773732
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Isn't the F35 with Aircraft, whereas Tempest will just be one.

I suspect Tempest will be far cheaper that $50bn to develop, but it will need Italy on board or some overseas order.
by motiv
08 Aug 2021, 10:29
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2806
Views: 773732
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

https://www.repubblica.it/cronaca/2021/08/05/news/tempest_l_italia_stanzia_due_miliardi_per_il_nuovo_supercaccia-313024435/?ref=RHTP-BH-I304495303-P2-S7-T1 Behind paywall, but here the first 2bln for the Tempest from our side Will keep you updated on the political storm it is going to create. Italy...