UK's new Tempest fighter !

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The document has been signed by general Falsaperna because the Lega/M5S government fell and the new one was engaged in the vote of confidence, therefore the minister was in charge only for current affairs and the new one did not yet have the confidence of the Senate but Guerini welcomed the agreement reached. The national armament director could never sign without the agreement of the new Minister moreover analysts agree that the Italian Air Force, industry and the same policy have chosen the Tempest team.

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France will be in charge of the infrared systems, Japan will be in charge of the electronics. So which European country would be the best at making good aircraft engines that offer good ranges and speed?

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France will be in charge of the infrared systems, Japan will be in charge of the electronics. So which European country would be the best at making good aircraft engines that offer good ranges and speed?

I think RR is the most capable in Europe but the engine would be made by a consortium alomg the lines of Eurojet, wouldn't it?

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France will be in charge of the infrared systems, Japan will be in charge of the electronics. So which European country would be the best at making good aircraft engines that offer good ranges and speed?

France? Why France? This is Tempest we're discussing. France isn't involved: it's got Germany & Spain to sign up to another planned aircraft. Leonardo (Italian-based with a big UK operation) does rather good IRST stuff.

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BAE Systems—the leading member of the Team Tempest consortium, which includes Leonardo, MBDA and Rolls-Royce—has begun looking at new manufacturing techniques and technology that will not only apply to work on Tempest but potentially also to existing programs such as the Eurofighter Typhoon and Lockheed Martin F-35 as well.

Current manufacturing processes, such as drilling 150,000 holes in and around the fuselage and wings of the BAE Systems Hawk jet trainer or the Typhoon’s moving production line, are too slow for what is envisaged for Tempest, said Andrew Schofield, BAE’s director of manufacturing and materials, speaking earlier in August.

He said future production methods will need to be leaner and more productive.

“When you take the length of time from concept [to] bringing Typhoon [into] service, we are looking to halve that time across the whole organization,” said Schofield.

https://aviationweek.com/combat-aircraft/bae-envisioning-future-factory-tempest (needs registration to read)

Encouraging to read. Sticking things together more competitively might make the difference between the project going ahead or folding.

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France? Why France? This is Tempest we're discussing. France isn't involved: it's got Germany & Spain to sign up to another planned aircraft. Leonardo (Italian-based with a big UK operation) does rather good IRST stuff.

France is not involved but if a euro zone company get involved than France will likely get involved. its all about centralized funding and research. in short term it wont matter but going forward no company in eurozone will want to be outside.


https://www.euractiv.com/section/global-europe/news/von-der-leyen-assigns-defence-challenge-to-france/
[B]Von der Leyen assigns defence challenge to France

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https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/paris-air-show/2019/06/19/us-officials-threaten-retribution-for-european-unions-restrictions-on-defense-fund/
As we read the language right now, even European-based subsidiaries of U.S. corporations, with European facilities and European employees, would not be allowed to participate with intellectual property exchange