Governments May Step In To Recharge Stalled FCAS Program

FCAS concept
Agreeing on a demonstration phase has become an early obstacle for the FCAS program.
Credit: V. Almansa/Eridia Studio/Dassault Aviation
In Europe’s Future Combat Air System program, all the talk since 2021 should have been about technology and the definition of an aircraft demonstrator. Instead, a bureaucratic label will be remembered as the obstacle that stalled the trinational effort, at least for one year: Phase 1B. Even before...
Thierry Dubois

Thierry Dubois has specialized in aerospace journalism since 1997. An engineer in fluid dynamics from Toulouse-based Enseeiht, he covers the French commercial aviation, defense and space industries. His expertise extends to all things technology in Europe. Thierry is also the editor-in-chief of Aviation Week’s ShowNews. 

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