The Future Combat Air System (FCAS), a collaborative project between Dassault and Airbus aims to redefine air combat capabilities in Europe, with a system of systems approach and a fleet of manned and unmanned systems to support the fighter aircraft and achieve air dominance. Ahead of International Fighter 2018, Defence IQ discussed with Bruno Fichefeux, Head of Future Combat Air Systems at Airbus Defence and Space. By reading this exclusive transcript of the conversation, learn more about:
- The vision of the project to operate in a post-2035 environment
- The project’s key landmarks
- The integration of the new system with existing fleets
- The importance of industry collaboration
Set to be worth $249.3 billion between 2018 and 2027, the global fighter aircraft market is expanding and will account for the production of 3,243 aircraft during that time frame. In the current contested, information-centric and multi-domain operating environment, the focus for fighters is on information, which in no small part will determine the outcome of the future fight.
Ahead of International Fighter 2018, this global report of ongoing programmes and future requirements includes countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Bangladesh and Malaysia, all of which will be present at the event this year along with many more.
Take a sneak peek of the report here:
Have an exclusive look at what to expect at this year’s International Fighter Conference.
- Major General Alain Pelletier, Chief of Fighter Capability, RCAF and speaker at International Fighter 2018
- Brigadier General Petr Hromek, Deputy Commander, Czech AF (Now Major General Petr Hromek, Commander, Czech AF)
- Lt Gen (Retd) Klaus-Peter Stieglitz, Former Commander, German Air Force and speaker at International Fighter 2018
- Lt Gen Rubén C. Garcia Servert, Commander NATO CAOC Torrejon and speaker at International Fighter 2018
View the latest International Fighter delegate list