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Future Combat Air System

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL14032, tabled on 25 February 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 20 February (HL13769), what discussions there have been between the UK Tempest team and the Future Combat Air System programme.

Answered on

7 March 2019

Team Tempest is a UK national project and is a subset of the UK's Future Combat Air System Technology Initiative (FCAS TI), a 10-year technology development and demonstration programme. The term Future Combat Air System could refer to a number of international Air projects or systems being developed, including the UK programme to replace Typhoon's capabilities from 2040 onwards. This programme is called the Combat Air Acquisition Programme (CAAP). The RAF team who deliver FCAS TI work closely with the CAAP team, based in Head Office, informing the CAAP Concept Phase.