Tempest Goes Global: Discussing the programme’s latest updates

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locationInstitute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall

A discussion on the Tempest programme’s progress to date and its importance to the delivery of the bold objectives of His Majesty's Government’s Combat Air Strategy and of the Defence and Security Industrial Strategy.

On 9 December it was announced that UK and Italy would join forces with Japan to create a joint future fighter programme - the Global Combat Air Programme (GCAP) with the aim of fielding a next gen combat aircraft by 2035. Following this major announcement and building on the RUSI paper on the Tempest programme published in November, Professor Trevor Taylor will be joined by a panel comprising key stakeholders from both government and industry to discuss latest developments and international progress among Tempest partners, as well as the future of the programme. The event will be a closed-door gathering and will be an occasion for people involved in the delivery of the programme to meet and discuss opportunities and challenges.



  • Trevor Taylor, Director of the Defence, Industries and Society Programme, RUSI
  • Richard BerthonDirector Future Combat Air, Ministry of Defence
  • Nick Toogood, Director Industrial Strategy & Exports, Ministry of Defence
  • Herman Claesen, Managing Director Future Combat Air System, BAE Systems


How to attend

To apply for an in-person place at the event please email Danielle Prieto, Events Manager on daniellep@rusi.org

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