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Industry retools to build Britain’s new Tempest combat aircraft

In The News, 18 June 2021
Aerospace, Military Sciences
There are still many unknowns, but not least what the final plane will look like from it, and especially the price. There are no official costs yet, but Justin Bronk, defense analyst at the Royal United Services Institute brainstorm, estimates it will likely cost at least £ 25 billion. “The country can afford to develop its own fighter jet if it is a political, industrial, economic ambition,” he said. ‘What I would question is whether defense can afford it as part of it [its] equipment program?

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Justin Bronk
Research Fellow, Airpower and Technology

Justin Bronk is the Research Fellow for Airpower and Technology in the Military Sciences team at RUSI. He is also Editor of the... read more