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originally posted by: AHTrooper
True. Britain buys F-35 for navy, but that's out of respect because of English speaking. France and Germany and Sweden and Russia and Spain and Italy would never buy a single American plane. They make their own planes.
The organisation say that the MoD is looking to new aerospace partners after being left out of Franco-German programme. This isn’ t new, last year BAE Systems and Turkish Aerospace Industries signed an agreement to collaborate on the first development phase of an indigenous fifth-generation fighter jet for the Turkish Air Force.
A model of the UK's planned new fighter jet, the Tempest, has been unveiled at the Farnborough Air Show. The UK's Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, said the jet could be used with either pilots or as a drone. The aircraft, which will eventually replace the existing Typhoon fighter jet, will be developed and built by BAE Systems, engine maker Rolls-Royce and Italy's Leonardo.