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Future Combat Air System

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL692, tabled on 6 June 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Tempest squadrons (1) will be flown by the Royal Air Force, and (2) will have Royal Air Force squadron designations.

Answered on

20 June 2022

We are developing concepts for a Future Combat Air System (FCAS), to be operated by the RAF. FCAS is intended to replace the capabilities provided by our Typhoon aircraft, as set out in the Integrated Review. As such, any decisions on squadron designations will not need to be taken until later in the next decade.