July 16, 2018 / 12:24 PM / a year ago

UK looking to Sweden, Japan in search for partners on new fighter jet

FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - Britain is talking to a number of potential partners for its new fighter jet project, Tempest, which it launched on Monday, a senior official in the UK’s Royal Air Force told Reuters.

“Sweden would be an interesting party, and we are having conversations with a lot of countries, (including) Japan,” Air Vice-Marshal Simon Rochelle said on the sidelines of the unveiling of a model of the new jet.

Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Writing by Sarah Young; Editing by Mark Potter

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