India Invited to Join U.K.’s Tempest Program

India has reportedly been invited to join the United Kingdom’s 6th generation fighter program to develop the Tempest, led by BAE systems.

India will need to invest around $7.5 billion USD as its share of the project.

The Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) is a program by India to develop fifth-generation aircraft of domestic design. The current budget for the AMCA is $2 billion USD.

The Tempest will be a sixth-generation fighter aircraft projected to be introduced around 2035 to replace the Eurofighter Typhoon.