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Future Combat Air System

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL288, tabled on 16 May 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the planned procurement costs of the Tempest programme.

Answered on

30 May 2022

The 2021 Defence Command Paper said that we would invest over £2 billion in Future Combat Air System over the following four years. This includes funding for the Concept and Assessment Phase, which was launched in summer last year, with an initial investment of £250 million in a contract with Team Tempest industry partners to deliver it. The total ultimately invested thereafter will be contingent on decisions made towards the end of the Concept and Assessment Phase.