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Farnborough 2016: FCAS to define mission profile

12th July 2016 - 15:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Farnborough

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As the expected two-year Feasibility Phase of the joint UK-France FCAS programme draws to a close, 2017 will see further progress made by BAE Systems and Dassault Aviation in defining what the future mission profile will look like.

Part of an initial £200 million two-year process, signed off in 2014, saw the start of a study to draw on the lessons learned by respective national programmes: the Taranis (pictured above) and nEUROn UCAVs. 

In March this year, the two countries agreed to a £2 billion follow-on phase that will provide a technological review by 2020 and a view to

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