Future Horizons: The Tempest Podcast

Team Tempest (RAF, BAE Systems, Leonardo, MBDA and Rolls-Royce) is releasing a new six-part podcast series, in which you can listen to some of the fascinating thoughts, insights and predictions from the innovators, engineers and thinkers behind Team Tempest.

Hosted by Leonardo's Zevi Watmough, the series introduces the Team Tempest partners and explores the capability, economic impact and skills advancement offered as part of this exciting new programme.


Episode 5 – The fifth episode of Future Horizons explores women’s contribution to defence and the important role women are playing on the Tempest programme. It also looks at the ways in which the engineers working on Tempest are exploring new avenues of green tech innovation.

Episode 4 – In episode four, we explore the findings of a new PWC report which analyses Tempest’s projected impact on industry and the wider economy. Additionally, listeners are given VIP access to an exclusive tour of the Tempest cockpit, to get a pilot’s view of the future of flight.

Episode 3 – In this third episode of the six-part series, we look beyond the core Tempest partners to shine a spotlight on how the project is becoming a true national endeavour. We meet some of the many high-tech companies and academic minds supporting Team Tempest and discuss how their innovation and ideas are helping transform the way we are developing technology to realise the benefits of Tempest both for and far beyond the military air sector.

Episode 2 – In the second episode, we discuss the implications of the UK Government's Integrated Review for Tempest and the aerospace industry, and speak to industry experts on the concept of 'Information Advantage', where having better information provides an edge in combat.

Episode 1 – In the first episode, we speak to some of the key industry players who share their honest and personal views on the current climate and the road ahead for the programme, which is set to define the next generation of Combat Air System capability.


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