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NGWS/FCAS sensor design effort receives green light

26th November 2020 - 11:15 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

European team is entrusted with development of a suite of sensors to equip the Future Combat Aircraft System

Indra, Thales and German industry consortium FCMS (comprising Diehl, ESG, Hensoldt and Rohde & Schwarz) will develop a suite of connected and distributed sensors for the New Generation Weapon System/Future Combat Air System (NGWS/FCAS) programme

French procurement agency DGA signed a contract (worth an undisclosed amount) with project leader Indra Sistemas to incorporate these sensors into Phase 1A of the Sensor Concept Study for NGWS/FCAS.

The contract will last for 12 months with an optional six-month extension.

The team will work on the design of concepts related to a connected and distributed sensor architecture, the design of the future sensor architecture and the maturation of the associated sensor technologies that will allow FCAS to ‘overcome the challenges it will encounter from 2040’, Indra noted in a 23 November statement.

‘The harmony and close collaboration between the three industrial partners has accelerated the definition of the project objectives and the signing of the contract,’ the company added.

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