LONDON—Germany’s MTU and France’s Safran say they have reached agreements on the development of an engine for the fighter aircraft at the heart of the trinational European Future Combat Air System (FCAS). The settlement, announced Dec. 3, means the two companies can proceed with the initial research and technology work (Phase 1A) for the FCAS demonstrators, contracts of which are due to be signed by the French and German governments in January. Industry hopes to be able to ...

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