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Aeralis, Thales sign Tempest training MOU

16 July 2019
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Aeralis and Thales have agreed to develop a bespoke training system for the UK Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) future Tempest combat aircraft.

A conceptual image of jet trainer aircraft that is being developed by recent start-up Aeralis. The UK company has agreed with Thales to develop a training system for the Tempest combat aircraft (Aeralis)A conceptual image of jet trainer aircraft that is being developed by recent start-up Aeralis. The UK company has agreed with Thales to develop a training system for the Tempest combat aircraft (Aeralis)

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the two companies announced on 15 July will see UK-based Aeralis and French company Thales build concepts for a ground-based training and simulation system aimed at complementing the Tempest future fighter programme that is currently in the early stages of development.

“Aeralis and Thales will evaluate concepts for a common simulator system that can be used to support all phases in a future flying training system and which could be demonstrated in time for [the] Farnborough [International Air Show] 2022,” the announcement said.





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