The French Air Force is undergoing a far-reaching transformation, introducing a number of new aircraft and upgrades in a short period. Meanwhile, it is busy fighting in Central Africa and the Middle East. With Germany and Spain, it is defining its needs for a Future Combat Air System (FCAS) in 2040. Aviation Week Editors Thierry Dubois and Tony Osborne discussed the service’s plans with Philippe Lavigne, France’s air chief of staff. AW&ST: With forces ...

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