On Monday the U.K. revealed their concept for a next-generation fighter that seemed to borrow heavily from the U.S. led F-35 program with one notable difference: they claim this new jet will be functional both as a manned and unmanned aircraft.

The new fighter, which U.K. Secretary of Defense Gavin Williamson called the Tempest, will be a joint venture developed by BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Leonardo, and MBDA. The full-scale mock-up of the fighter unveiled on Monday, however, may not actually be an accurate depiction of the jet that will eventually replace the U.K.’s existing fleet of Typhoon fighter jets. As Williamson pointed out, the U.K. is currently excluded from an ongoing fighter development program helmed by France and Germany — but their unveiling of the Tempest should also be interpreted as a willingness to partner with other nations in the development of a European-grown advanced fighter for the twenty-first century.

“It shows our allies that we are open to working together to protect the skies in an increasingly threatening future — and this concept model is just a glimpse into what the future could look like,” Williamson said.

Aside from a drone capability, Williamson also added that the Tempest will come equipped with lasers and drone swarms, and will be designed to be resilient to weapons employed in cyber attacks, not unlike those claimed to be under development by Russia in their forthcoming Porubshchik 2 electronic warfare aircraft.