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Germany claims mutual consent forced FCAS demonstrator impasse

10th October 2019 - 10:56 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


The German MoD has strongly hinted that ‘mutually consented’ issues have prevented an anticipated FCAS demonstrator contract being issued to Airbus and Dassault, following pressure on decision makers from the manufacturers to deal with the matter urgently. 

Set to act as 50-50 partners on a future demonstrator programme, the two OEMs took the unusual step of raising the matter publicly by requesting political authorities ‘move forward by rapidly launching this demonstrator phase and committing the partner nations to a reliable funding plan’ in a joint statement issued on 7 October.

There was no mention within the statement of why those

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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