FCAS

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....


FCAS: the Franco-German fighter jet program on the edge?

After the latest Franco-German Council on defense, doubts regarding the FCAS fighter jet project have emerged on both sides of the Rhine...


Airbus Spain enters Future Combat Air System program

Spain signed several framework contracts regarding the Future Combat Air System (FCAS), the joint combat “system of systems” program it entered with France and Germany....


French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle will have nuclear-powered successor

Emmanuel Macron confirmed that the French Navy would build a nuclear-powered successor to the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle....


Indra to lead FCAS new generation sensors design

Indra, along with Thales and the consortium FCMS, received the green light to begin the concept study of the Future Combat Air System sensors....


Airbus unveils new training and light combat aircraft for Spain

Airbus Defense & Space revealed a new tailor-made project for Spain, the Airbus Future Jet Trainer (AFJT). It could eventually be used to train pilots on the sixth-generation European fighter jets....


Tempest fighter program gears up with new partners and investment

The Tempest program took a huge step forward with two almost-simultaneous announcements from the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence and the Swedish manufacturer Saab....


Sketching the 6th generation fighter jet

While countries are still developing the 5th-generation fighter jets, the most advanced so far, manufacturers around the world are already outlining the future of combat aircraft. Let's take a look at the most promising ones to try and decipher what could be the 6th generation fighter jets....


France, Germany sign European next gen fighter jet prototype deal

After long-lasting deliberations, France and Germany have officially agreed to develop a prototype of the next generation fighter jet. The deal, which is valued at €150 million over two years, has an objective to see the European combat plane demonstrator take to the skies by 2026....


European fighter jet demonstrator receives German greenlight

The members of the Bundestag, the German Parliament, have approved the funding for the development of a technology demonstrator of the New Generation Fighter (NGF) on February 12, 2020. The approval comes as a decisive step for the Future Air Combat System (FCAS) program to move forward. However, the vote did not erase all their reservations....