FCAS

France completes first engine test for its 6th generation fighter

The French General Directorate of Armaments completed a first test for the development of the engine that will power the Future Combat Air System aircraft. ...


Italian Air Force chief of staff predicts Tempest-FCAS merger

The Italian Air Force’s Chief of Staff, predicts that two ongoing European sixth-generation fighter jet programs will merge further down the line...


Spain dismisses rumors of F-35 fighter jet order

The Spanish government denied media reports that it was considering an order of Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighter jets....


Spain considers an F-35 order. Is the FCAS threatened?

Spain acquiring the F-35 aircraft could require the transfer of strategic data on the FCAS, the upcoming European fighter jet, to the United States....


France, Germany, Spain finally reach agreement on FCAS demonstrator

France, Germany, and Spain announced they reached an agreement regarding the demonstrator of the Future Combat Air System program....


Safran, MTU and ITP finalize future European fighter engine agreement

The engine manufacturers Safran, MTU Aero and ITP reached an agreement to jointly develop and build an engine for the Future Combat Air System program....


FCAS: Airbus warns Dassault “there is no plan B”

Heard by the French Senate regarding the FCAS program, the heads of Airbus said a plan B was not realistic and urged Dassault to find an agreement....


FCAS: Dassault ready for “plan B” if cooperation with Airbus fails

During a hearing with the French Senate, Éric Trappier, CEO of Dassault Aviation, detailed the concessions made for the FCAS program and hinted at a “plan B.”...


Safran contracted to speed up 6th generation fighter jet engine development

Safran was contracted by the French Ministry of Armed Forces to develop high-performance turbine materials for the FCAS program....


FCAS: Last chance meeting for European fighter jet

French and German manufacturers involved in the Future Combat Air System reportedly met in Paris to decide the fate of the program....