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Franco-British unmanned alliance makes gains

23rd October 2017 - 13:49 GMT | by Angus Batey in London

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New details are emerging about the Franco-British collaboration on a Future Combat Air System (FCAS) as the programme readies for the transition from planning and into development.

The UK's portion of the project is one of three elements of an overarching British programme called the FCAS-Technology Initiative (FCAS-TI).

Alongside work on the Anglo-French unmanned combat demonstrator is an investigation of open-system mission architecture, and a UK national programme to further develop elements of the collaborative work with France and apply them to British requirement sets.

'FCAS-TI recognises that to go forwards, we need to be ready,' Air Cdre Lincoln Taylor,

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