Team Tempest: Developing a Future Combat Air System

In July 2018 at the Farnborough International Air Show, it was announced that Leonardo would be working with the RAF Rapid Capability Office, BAE Systems, Rolls Royce and MBDA as ‘Team Tempest’ to provide the technologies, knowledge, skills and expertise to develop the UK's Future Combat Air System (FCAS) capable of operating in the 2035+ environment.

In July 2021, the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) awarded Team Tempest a further contract worth approximately £250m to progress the design and development of Tempest. The contract sees Leonardo developing the Integrated Sensing and Non-Kinetic Effects (ISANKE) and Integrated Communications Systems technology for the next generation aircraft. Leonardo is also implementing cyber resilience across the Tempest ecosystem, which will be critical to enabling Tempest to maximise the potential of this technological innovation.

Ensuring the Future of UK Aerospace

Ensuring the Future of UK Aerospace

Learn more about the active role Leonardo is playing in defining the future capability that will help ensure that the UK remains a world-leader in the combat air sector.

Tempest Career Opportunities

Tempest Career Opportunities

We're looking to attract and develop the next generation of world-leading suitably qualified and experienced personnel for our business to work on the Tempest programme.

Generation Tempest

As part of Generation Tempest, the Royal Air Force and its industry partners are committed to promoting the future opportunities available to young people by embracing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Generation Tempest

Future Horizons: The Tempest Podcast

Future Horizons: The Tempest Podcast

Team Tempest (RAF, BAE Systems, Leonardo, MBDA and Rolls-Royce) has released a new six-part podcast series, in which you can listen to some of the fascinating thoughts, insights and predictions from the innovators, engineers and thinkers behind Team Tempest.

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