The Future Combat Air System (FCAS), a collaborative project between Dassault and Airbus, aims to redefine air combat capabilities in Europe. Much more than a fighter aircraft, it is to be a system of systems, a fleet of manned and unmanned systems combined to dominate the airspace in the battlespace of the future.
Last Fall, we had the opportunity to gain exclusive insight about this project from Bruno Fichefeux, Head of Future Combat Air Systems at Airbus Defence and Space. He discusses the overall vision of the project to operate in a post2035 environment, its next key landmarks, how the system will operate with existing fleets and how industry collaboration will make this project a reality.
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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.
Similar to many other sectors, the lead up to 2020 will be shaped by increasing digitization. From increasing risk of peer conflict to the rise of urban warfare, and increasing great power competition, the defense sector faces many challenges that must be approached responsibly. Indeed, government, industry and the military must collaborate to deliver meaningful change to ensure that overmatch is maintained in all areas, over potential adversaries.
Defence iQ asked industry stakeholders and thoughts leaders about the upcoming trends, developments to look out for and bold predictions. From worsening relations with Russia to the anti-drone conundrum, and even the applicability of neuroscience in the context of defense.