Dassault Aviation and Airbus push for progress on FCAS

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Dassault Aviation and Airbus are stepping up pressure on France and Germany to agree the next stage of the Future Combat Air System (FCAS).

The two aerospace giants are the leading partners on the Franco-German-Spanish combat air system project, which will consist of a Next Generation Fighter, new missiles such as cruise missiles, swarming drones called Remote Carriers, satellites, existing aircraft and NATO navies.

All of them are to be networked together through a combat cloud, a shared internet database, and this combat system is expected to achieve full operational capability by 2040.

“If Europe does not move forward – and move forward quickly – on this program, it will be impossible to maintain the development and production capabilities needed for a sovereign defence industry,” Dassault and Airbus said in a joint statement.

The project faces competition from Britain with its plan for a new fighter jet called the Tempest.

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