Rolls-Royce develops technology for next-generation Tempest program


Over the last five years, Rolls-Royce has been pioneering world-first technology that will contribute to the U.K.’s next-generation Tempest program.

In an aim to be more electric, more intelligent and to harness more power, Rolls-Royce recognized that any future fighter aircraft will have unprecedented levels of electrical power demand and thermal load; all needing to be managed within the context of a stealthy aircraft.

Before the launch of the Tempest program, Rolls-Royce had already started to address the demands of the future. Back in 2014, the company took on the challenge of designing an electrical starter generator that was fully embedded in the core of a gas turbine engine, now known as the Embedded Electrical Starter Generator or E2SG demonstrator program.

Phase two of this program has now been adopted as part of Rolls-Royce’s contribution to the Tempest program.

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