British defense company BAE Systems has announced wind tunnel testing of a Tempest stealth jet with many advanced weapon systems.
A sixth generation fighter with two engines will be able to carry hypersonic missiles and laser weapons powered by an advanced propulsion system. In addition to improved stealth technology and super-maneuverability, it will be equipped with a reconfigurable artificial intelligence system and advanced cyber communications, allowing it to control drone swarms like a flight control center..
Insofar as «Storm» is in the early stages of development, BAE Systems will use a 3D printed aircraft model and digital simulations during the next aerodynamic tests.
The British military will conduct aerodynamic tests of the sixth generation fighter with laser wea.
Production of the first full-fledged sixth generation fighters is due to begin in 2035 to replace the current fleet of the F-35 Lightning II and Typhoon, which will be decommissioned in the 2040s. Rolls-Royce, Leonardo and MBDA are also involved in the development of the aircraft..
Earlier in August, the US Air Force also unveiled a prototype of the new B-21 stealth bomber..
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: BAE Systems