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Zitat:Dassault and Airbus FCAS 6th generation Fighter Mockup Unveiled At The Paris Air Show

The new aircraft will integrate and then replace the current Rafale and Eurofighter fleets starting from 2040.

On June 17, 2019, during the Paris Air Show 2019, Dassault unveiled the first mockup of the Franco-German Future Combat Air System (FCAS)/ Système de Combat Aérien Futur (SCAF), the 6th generation stealth fighter aircraft designed to replace Rafale and Eurofighter. During the same ceremony, the Spanish Defence Minister signed an agreement with which Spain joins the program as partner nation, welcomed by the Defence Ministers of France and Germany and the French President. [...]

According to this, the FCAS program, first announced during the 2018 ILA Berlin Air Show, is a wider system of which the mockup showed at Paris Air Show represents the main element called Next Generation Fighter (NGF). This aircraft will be combined with unmanned “wingmen” in what’s called the Next Generation Weapon System (NGWS) and all other air assets in the future operational battlespace. In the last few years, many defence experts argued about the 5th generation being the last manned aircraft generation but, as already seen with the BAE Systems Tempest unveiled last year during Farnborough Air Show, the 6th generation still mainly sees a human pilot in the cockpit while considering optionally manned configurations for the future.


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