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Two stages down, three to go with MGCS

25th June 2020 - 13:00 GMT | by Christopher F Foss in London


France and Germany are striding firmly towards new MBTs to replace the Leclerc and Leopard 2A6 respectively, having signed an 18-month contract in May for the System Architecture Definition Study – Part 1 on the Main Ground Combat System (MGCS).

The MGCS is funded by the French DGA and the German BAAINBw, each of which has a neutral technical advisor with links to the defence industries of the two countries.

Two phases of MGCS have been completed (Operational Needs Analysis and Concept) with three to come: Development and Technological Capability Demonstration; Integration and System Demonstration; and finally System Production from

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Christopher F Foss


Christopher F Foss

Christopher F Foss is an internationally recognised authority on armoured fighting vehicles, artillery and other weapon systems, …

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