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Future Combat Air System: Seas and Oceans

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 631, tabled on 12 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for Tempest to operate at sea.

Answered on

17 May 2021

The UK’s Combat Air strategy operates across a broad force mix. The maritime combat air role is undertaken by the UK's F35B Lightning aircraft from the UK's Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. The Future Combat Air System (FCAS), seeks to replace Typhoon once it retires from service and provide an international next generation Combat Air System, and high tempo military capabilities for decades to come.

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