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News - fcas

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    FCAS programme feasibility phase launched

    6th November 2014

    The two-year feasibility phase of the joint French-UK Future Combat Air System (FCAS) programme has been launched by the UK and French governments, with the …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    UCAS-D completes more trials

    9th September 2014

    The US Navy’s Unmanned Combat Air System-Demonstrator (UCAS-D) has completed its latest phase of at-sea trials.According to Northrop Grumman executives, the single X-47B air vehicle …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Farnborough: Taranis completes stealth test phase

    15th July 2014

    The Taranis UCAV demonstrator has successfully proven its stealth capability in a second phase of testing, according to BAE Systems. According to programme officials, the …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    French-English UAS programme moves forward

    2nd August 2012

    BAE Systems and Dassault Aviation have been awarded a contract by the UK and French governments for a Future Combat Air System Demonstration Programme Preparation …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    FCAS contract cements UK unmanned strategy

    20th December 2011

    The UK MoD has signed a £40 million Future Combat Air System (FCAS) contract with BAE Systems in support of the British unmanned air system …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    AeroMech Engineering to provide unmanned aircraft with sense and avoid capabilities

    16th September 2010

    AeroMech Engineering, Inc. (AME) of San Luis Obispo, CA, teamed with prime contractor Barron Associates of Charlottesville, VA, are proud to announce the award of …

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • Fighter - multirole

    Future Combat Air System (FCAS/SCAF) [Germany]

    Background Requirement The FCAS programme is based on the system-of-systems design, envisioning a "command fighter" aircraft that has stand-alone combat capability as well as controlling ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    Future Combat Air System (FCAS/SCAF) [Spain]

    Programme Background Programme Timeline The Future Combat Air System (FCAS) was publicly announced in July 2017, followed by a Franco-German agreement in 2018. At the ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    Future Combat Air System (FCAS/SCAF) [France]

    Programme Background The governments of France and Germany have launched the demonstrator phase for the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) with the issue of an ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing

    Next-Generation Weapon System (NGWS) (FCAS) [Germany]

    Programme Background FCAS Project As noted by Airbus, the FCAS project is a tri-nation effort which will be centred around a core Next-Generation Weapon System (NGWS), which ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing

    Next-Generation Weapon System (NGWS) (FCAS) [France]

    Programme Background FCAS Project As noted by Airbus, the FCAS project is a tri-nation effort which will be centred around a core Next-Generation Weapon System ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing

    Next-Generation Weapon System (NGWS) (FCAS) [Spain]

    Programme Background FCAS Project As noted by Airbus, the FCAS project is a tri-nation effort which will be centred around a core Next-Generation Weapon System ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    FCAS Loyal Wingman [UK]

    Programme Background FCAS Loyal Wingman Tim Martin reported for Shephard in December 2021 that the international partners involved in the sixth-generation Future Combat Air System (FCAS)/Tempest programme ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    Global Combat Air Programme (Italy)

    Programme Background In September 2019, the UK and Italian governments formally agreed to partner on the future fighter Tempest programme by way of a statement of ...

  • Fighter - multirole

    Global Combat Air Programme (UK)

    Programme Background The next-generation platform concept is part of the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review, which sought to deliver a Future Combat Air System ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    Puma IFV (Germany - Second Batch)

    Programme Background The contract award for the second batch of Pumas had been delayed until 2022 at the earliest. However, in April 2021, German media ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    Puma IFV (Germany - Option)

    Programme Background The contract award for the second batch of Pumas had been delayed until 2022 at the earliest. However, in April 2021, German media ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - MALE

    Low-Cost Uncrewed Air Systems (LANCA) Follow-On Project [UK]

    Programme Background Project Mosquito Beginning in 2019, the UK's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), in collaboration with the Royal Air Force (RAF), began the ...

  • Tanks

    MGCS [Germany]

    Programme Background The MGCS programme was initiated in June 2018 when France and Germany signed an LoI to develop a common next-generation MBT platform. Although ...

  • Tanks

    MGCS [France]

    Programme Background The MGCS programme was initiated in June 2018 when France and Germany signed an LoI to develop a common next-generation MBT platform. Although ...

  • Tanks

    MGCS [Italy]

    Programme Background The MGCS programme was initiated in June 2018 when France and Germany signed an LoI to develop a common next-generation MBT platform. Although ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing

    Expendable Remote Carrier (ERC)

    The Expendable Remote Carrier (ERC) is an experimental autonomous system that MBDA revealed at the Paris Air Show 2023.  A critical part of the FCAS programme, ...

  • Aircraft carriers

    Porte Avion Nouvelle Generation (PA-Ng)

    The Porte Avion Nouvelle Generation - new generation aircraft carrier (PA-Ng) is an aircraft carrier intended to replace the Charles de Gaulle in the 2030s/2040s. The ...

  • Trainer

    M-346

    The M-346 is a Lead In Fighter Trainer (LIFT), developed by Alenia in partnership with Yakovlev as the Yak/AEM-130 before the partnership was disbanded. The first ...

  • APCs/IFVs - tracked

    Puma IFV

    The 30mm-armed Puma tracked IFV was developed by Projekt System & Management (PSM), a JV between Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Rheinmetall Landsysteme, to meet the German ...

  • Military UAS - fixed-wing, Military UAS - mini, Military UAS - rotary-wing

    Vector / Scorpion

    Vector is an electric UAS with VTOL capabilities and tiltrotor engines developed by Quantum-Systems. Its 2-in-1 design allows the user to remove the wings and attach ...