How Rolls-Royce is powering the Tempest fighter jet

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The propulsion design of the Tempest fighter jet will be aerodynamically matched to the air platform, optimising overall performance, range and payload capability.

Rolls-Royce’s optimised Thermal Management System will utilise the gas-turbine as a heat ‘sink’ to recycle thermal energy around the platform. This removes the need for overboard venting and improves overall system efficiency.

Increased electrical power generation capability coupled with an intelligent power management system will meet the growing demand for air vehicle electrical power. This integrated power approach reduces the number of energy exchanges, maximising the potential of the gas-turbine as the primary power source.

 

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We should join this program.
It is somebody else's program.

Looking at how US has brought out their 6th generation fighter prototype just recently it is evident that the development cycles of new fighter jets or any military program for that matter is way shorter than what it was like just 20 years ago. US did their development without even leaking information about it. And boom there they have it. Of course they have gotten this kind of speed based on their prior experience but science and technology and knowledge spreads faster nowadays and other nations also benefit from developments.

Looking at the timelines laid out by SSM for Hürjet and TFX programs and also the TR engine program one can predict that not far from when Tempest rolls out Türkiye can move on to the next level and work on our own 6th generation fighter. This may look a little extra hopeful but technology moves faster than the dreams of the past generation.
 

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