UK Tempest and Japanese FX programs are getting even closer

The British government of Boris Johnson is particularly active on defense issues and in the field of international industrial cooperation. Whether it is the AUKUS alliance with possible cooperation with Australia in the field of nuclear submarines, the opening of the Tempest program to certain European partners, or the rapprochement with the American program Futur Vertical Lift , Great Britain has multiplied the announcements in recent months, with some success it must be recognized. And one of the greatest successes today is based on the rapprochement in London and Tokyo around the FX program for the next generation Japanese fighter, with the signing of a cooperation protocol, end…

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Former NGAD Program Architect Will Roper Joins Tempest Program

The 3 years during which Doctor Will Roper directed the acquisitions and R&D of the US Air Force, from February 2018 to January 2021, were marked by a dynamism forgotten for several decades by the American forces, both in the very design of the new combat aircraft than in piloting the programs themselves. Architect of the "Digital Century Series" which today oversees USAF programs, including the very promising Next Generation Air Dominance program, or NGAD, which should give birth to the replacement for the F-22 Raptor before 2030, and which could well produce a replacement for the F-16 in the process...

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The Tempest program would be at risk according to the British public expertise authority

Since its official announcement in July 2018, the British Future Combat Air System program piloted by BAe, and its new generation Tempest fighter, have been a symbol of the strategic autonomy regained for London following the 2016 referendum which will give rise to Brexit. Nearly 50 years after the Harrier, Great Britain announced that it was undertaking the design and independent construction of a new combat aircraft intended to replace the Typhoon designed and built in cooperation with Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom. 'Spain. And if Italy and then Sweden quickly declared their interest in this program, it was indeed British public finances...

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For the Chief of Staff of the Luftwaffe, the SCAF and Tempest programs would benefit from coming closer

There are sentences which, on their own, perfectly sum up a given situation. And when questioned by the American site Defense News, Lt General Ingo Gerhartz, Chief of Staff of the Luftwaffe, declares that he hopes that the SCAF programs which bring together Germany, France and Spain, and Tempest, piloted by Great Britain with the participation of Italy and Sweden, is coming closer, in line with statements by NATO's SACEUR a few days ago, he is only saying aloud what many German officials are thinking to themselves, namely that cooperation with Great Britain and…

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SCAF vs NGAD: is Europe behind an industrial generation?

In the field of new generation combat aircraft, two programs face each other in the West. On the one hand, the SCAF program for Future Air Combat System, brings together Germany, Spain and France, with the aim of simultaneously developing a new platform, the Next Generation Fighter or NGF intended to replace the French Rafale and the German and Spanish Typhoons, as well as a set of systems that evolve the device into a new era of info-centric combat. On the other hand, the Next Generation Air Dominance, or NGAD, is the new US Air Force program which will initially replace the F-22 Raptor alongside the F-35A,…

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NATO calls for a rapprochement of the SCAF, Tempest and NGAD programs

No, it is not a question of merging the 3 programs! (this should cut short many comments from people who have only read the title). That being said… On the occasion of a conference organized by The Atlantic Council, an American organization whose aim is to promote the effectiveness of NATO and the transatlantic link, General Tod Wolters, the current Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, or SACEUR, has come out in favor of bringing together the 3 so-called 6th generation combat air system programs currently in development, namely the US Air Force's Next Generation Air Dominance or NGAD, the Future Combat Air...

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Economic sustainability is at the heart of the British Tempest program

The British Ministry of Defense announced earlier this week the start of the next phase of development of the FCAS program for the Future Combat Air System and its 6th generation combat aircraft, the Tempest. For this, London has confirmed an envelope of £2 billion to finance developments over the next 4 years, from 2021 to 2025, allowing the program to be long-term, and to maintain its entry into service objectives between 2035 and 2040 to replace Royal Air Force Typhoons. This announcement is in itself only the confirmation of what had been established by…

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Is technology moving too fast for industrial defense programs?

For 2 years, the United States Marine Corps has begun a deep reflection on the nature of its mission in the years to come, and on the means at its disposal to carry it out successfully against a technologically advanced adversary with significant military resources, such as the Chinese People's Liberation Army, all in a budgetary context that is at best fixed, at worst declining. The first advances in this thinking came to light with the publication last year of a new intervention doctrine for the Corps, based on smaller, much more mobile and agile units, acting in…

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British Mosquito Combat Drone Demonstrator to fly in 2023

For several years, the French and Germans viewed the British FCAS program, which includes among other things the new generation fighter Tempest, as an outsider to the SCAF program, even as a burst of pride from politicians across the Channel following Brexit. Today, it is clear that this program is advancing rapidly, and much more serenely than the "European" program, and that its ambitions are far from being so limited that one could hear it say there is no only a few months yet. In addition to the significant effort made by the British authorities to support this programme, with an annual budget set at £2bn by the new Strategic Review…

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Likely arrival of Greens in German government threatens SCAF program

For several months, military industrial cooperation programs between France and Germany have been in difficulty, not to say frankly threatened. Whether it is a repositioning of the German authorities in favor of the transatlantic link following the election of Joe Biden, excessive and unbalanced industrial ambitions between the actors, or differences in the operational expectations of the armies of the two countries , the tensions between Paris and Berlin are increasing, creating in the process a growing hostility of public opinion vis-à-vis these programs, and this on both sides of the Rhine. As if that weren't enough, a Damocles Sword has now materialized above...

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