What If Britain's New Tempest Fighter Is Better Than the F-35?
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February 29, 2020 - by Sebastien Roblin
Key point The F-35 is impressive, but sixth-generation fighters will incorporate even newer technologies. The question is if London can pull that off?
However, the document largely focuses on industrial and financial matters, particularly on keeping British military aerospace sector sustainable despite constrained defense budgets and the steadily increasing cost of high-performance platforms like the Type 26 frigate.
With a flourish of a silk curtain at the Farnborough Air Show on July 16, British defense secretary Gavin Williamson unveiled a full-scale model of the Tempest, the UK's concept for a domestically built twin-engine stealth fighter to enter service in the 2030s.
The Tempest will...
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