3D Printing a Key Element of BAE Systems’ Plans for Its Role in Producing the Tempest Aircraft

by Michael Larner | 3Q 2020 | IN-5888
The U.K. Government published its Combat Air Strategy in July 2018 with the ambition to develop a new combat air system to replace the Royal Air Force’s two combat aircrafts currently in service, the F-35 and the Typhoon, both of which will need to be replaced by 2040. Part of the Combat Air Strategy is the creation of a group of companies to develop a sixth-generation optionally-manned stealth fighter, the Tempest, and involves BAE Systems, MBDA, Lenardo, Rolls-Royce, and personnel from the Ministry of Defence.