Sweden May Join Britain’s Tempest Program 8 July, 2019


Sweden may join forces with Britain in the race to develop a European future fighter jet, according to Financial Times.

Sweden’s collaboration on the project is expected to be made at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT). 

Unveiled at the Farnborough air show last July, Tempest is the centrepiece of Britain’s combat air strateg.

The British government announced last July that, together with industry, it would commit an initial £2bn towards the project but ministers have made no secret that Britain needs international partners.

The MoD declined to comment, as did a spokesman for the Swedish defence ministry. BAE and Saab also declined to comment.

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