Future Combat Air System (FCAS)

By Robert Wall
Airbus Defense and Space's Michael Schoellhorn said there may be opportunities for collaboration between the two big future combat aircraft programs being pursued in Europe.
Farnborough Airshow

By Tony Osborne
Idbotic, a specialist in hardware encryption, will support Indra’s work on the combat cloud.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Robert Wall, Tony Osborne
After a challenging start, France, Germany and Spain’s Future Combat Air System is progressing toward demonstrator flights.
GASCC & RIAT

By Robert Wall, Tony Osborne, Craig Caffrey
In the defense industry, all eyes are on the UK in July for RIAT and Farnborough. We kick off the conversation with a special episode about the British elections and what they (and those in France) mean for A&D.
Check 6

By Tony Osborne
A wave of new orders and investments in capabilities is giving Eurofighter a “golden moment.”
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Tony Osborne
SHARCS is a platform for testing various sensors, systems and associated algorithms that could feature in MBDA’s development of an ERC for FCAS.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Tony Osborne
Airbus has unveiled concepts for an uncrewed wingman that could support German Air Force Eurofighters in the 2030s.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Tony Osborne
The two companies are studying Pearl-family business jet engines as an option to power military uncrewed aerial systems.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Tony Osborne
Diehl's Feanix—Future Effector–Adaptable, Networked, Intelligent, eXpendable—is an under-300-kg (660-lb.)-class, turbojet-powered, clean-sheet air system.
Missile Defense & Weapons

By Tony Osborne
Airbus is to adapt a German Air Force Eurofighter combat aircraft into a testbed for manned-unmanned teaming technologies.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Tony Osborne
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has committed to purchasing another 20 Eurofighter combat aircraft to help support the country’s defense industry.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Tony Osborne
Airbus has lifted the veil on its concept for an autonomous collaborative combat aircraft that would accompany current combat aircraft into battle.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Tony Osborne
Saab is planning technology demonstrations to prove to Sweden's government that it can develop the nation’s next combat aircraft.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Robert Wall
Upcoming talks could set the stage for Belgium to step up from “observer” to “partner” status on the Franco-German-Spanish future combat air system project.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Tony Osborne
France's General Directorate for Armaments, DGA, has placed the first orders for long-lead items for the country’s future aircraft carrier.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Tony Osborne
Belgium has officially become an observer in the European Future Combat Air System (FCAS), Airbus officials have stated.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Tony Osborne
A Spanish company will produce active and passive inceptor controls for Turkish Aerospace’s (TAI) Hurjet advanced jet trainer.
Light Attack and Advanced Training

By Tony Osborne
Sweden is beginning to ponder what follows the Gripen as it looks to preserve its national combat aircraft development capability.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Tony Osborne
The Pacific deployment is intended to build interoperability between the three partner nations in the next-generation European Future Combat Air System.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Thierry Dubois
The handover will take place Jan. 9, 2025.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Tony Osborne
Government-backed export campaigns, weapon packages and a clear development road map are steering Rafale to export success.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Tony Osborne
Could the opening to Saudi Eurofighter sales also pave the way for an A400M deal?
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Tony Osborne
Rearmament in Europe is focused on strengthening combat and support aircraft capacity and ground-based air defenses.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Steve Trimble, Tony Osborne, Brian Everstine
An ongoing software problem haunts Lockheed Martin’s production and modernization agenda for the F-35 as a raft of new competitors hit key milestones in 2024.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Tony Osborne
The core from Rolls-Royce's Pearl family of business jet engines could power the remote carriers that will operate as a component of FCAS.
Aircraft & Propulsion