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General Dynamics Collaborating With Team Tempest

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General Dynamics Mission Systems–UK to deliver high assurance technology expertise to Team Tempest next-generation combat aircraft.


Press Release, Oakdale, 24 January 2022: General Dynamics Mission Systems–UK is collaborating with Team Tempest, the ground-breaking UK Ministry of Defence and industry collaboration, developing the UK’s Future Combat Air System project.

The Team Tempest partnership brings together state-of-the-art design, manufacturing and operating expertise in developing next-generation technologies to deliver the military, industrial and economic requirements of the UK Combat Air Strategy. General Dynamics Mission Systems–UK’s presence in support of Team Tempest reflects the company’s industry-leading specialism in safety critical technologies, providing strategic and secure solutions within avionics for nearly 60 years.

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Led by the company’s team in Hastings, General Dynamics Mission Systems–UK will be investigating next generation high assurance technologies that will be required in the avionics mission system for Tempest. This is supported by investment in new technologies and design methodologies.

Announcing the formal agreement Sam Steggall, Capability Director, said, “We are proud to be delivering such safety critical technologies and expertise to the pioneering Team Tempest alliance. It builds on our global position of providing cutting edge avionic and tactical communication and information systems and delivering the absolute latest in secure avionics. It further demonstrates the talent, innovation and ambition held within our UK business.”

The investment in new technologies and innovation also reflects General Dynamics’ continued commitment to the UK communities in which it operates, developing new skills and career paths alongside economic growth and innovation.

The Future Combat Air System is planned to meet its initial operating capability in 2035.


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