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Defence Notes

PREMIUM: UK actively pursues FCAS subsystem partnership with Japan

23rd March 2021 - 17:45 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


The UK could be set to secure a subsystems partnership with Japan as it explores new FCAS industrial opportunities. (Photo: UK MoD/Crown Copyright)

New international partners could be added to the UK's FCAS effort, as plans to secure a subsystems partnership with Japan are revealed.

The UK MoD has given a clear hint that it wants to expand Future Combat Air System (FCAS) industrial base partnerships with international partners, confirming in the newly released Defence and Security Industrial Strategy (DSIS) that ‘subsystem co-operation opportunities’ are being explored with Japan.   

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