BAE Systems Considers Hybrid or Fully Electric Propulsion System for UK’s Next Fighter Jet Written 16 July 2020


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Bloomberg reports that BAE Systems Plc, “the developer of Britain’s next fighter jet, said it’s considering powering the planned warplane using alternative propulsion such as hybrid or fully electric systems.” BAE Systems, “which is working with engine-maker Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc and others, is ‘examining all options’ to power the plane, manufacturing director Dave Holmes said on a webcast Wednesday.” BAE Systems is scheduled to begin delivery of the proposed aircraft, called the Tempest, to the UK’s Royal Air Force in 2035. BAE Systems “envisions using newer manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing on the Tempest.
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