How will Tempest push the UK further into the digital air combat age?

Khalem Chapman explores the key digital characteristics of Tempest, the UK’s next-generation combat aircraft.

Through the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) programme, the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) is aiming to push the Royal Air Force’s (RAF's) combat airpower capabilities further into the digital age, where autonomy, adaptability, connectivity and efficiency will be key factors in maintaining an edge over adversaries in the future battlespace.

Operationally speaking, the battlespace is an ever-evolving environment that is becoming more complex, and the threats being faced today may be very different tomorrow, which will be increasingly smarter, more sophisticated and undoubtedly more dangerous.

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