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Paris Air Show: Future fighter hard sell undermined by soft detail

18th June 2019 - 14:58 GMT | by Tim Martin in Paris


Two fighter jet mock-ups unveiled in a matter of minutes at Le Bourget, emboldened by the presence of political figures including French President Emmanuel Macron, left many at the Paris Air Show to react with a degree of skepticism.

This feeling was echoed by social media judgement that, while not a scientific tool upon which to base these things, is nonetheless a real-time medium and posited that the sixth generation Future Combat Air System (FCAS) was nothing special, more or less a variation on the F-35 or F-22.

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

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

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