Opinion: Why Franco-German Fighter Is A Very Bad Idea

Credit: French Defense Ministry
Last month, France and Germany signed a €65 million ($74 million) contract covering the first two years of a planned binational fighter under the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) program. This represents a departure from the historical pattern—for the past half century, Germany has worked with...

Subscription Required


This content requires a subscription to one of the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) bundles.

Schedule a demo today to find out how you can access this content and similar content related to your area of the global aviation industry.

Already an AWIN subscriber? Login


Did you know?  Aviation Week has won top honors multiple times in the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards, the business-to-business media equivalent of the Pulitzer Prizes.