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FCAS leads the next-generation combat aircraft market

25th June 2020 - 16:45 GMT | by Ilker Aktaşoğlu in London

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The development of sixth-generation combat aircraft is in its infancy, yet competition to supply prospective global requirements is already ramping up.

Projects already initiated by the ‘traditional’ aerospace powers in the US, Europe, Russia and almost certainly China will be looking for the new technologies to offer an air dominance to their respective developers, as well as increasing export potential.

In terms of number of aircraft procured, the FCAS project in Europe is the largest next-generation programme in the world.

With its fighter jet mock-up unveiled at the Paris Air Show 2019, the sixth-generation FCAS programme is a joint combat ...

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