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New Agreement for FCAS

New Agreement for FCAS

German Minister of Defence Christine Lambrecht stated that the governments of Germany, France and Spain had reached a political agreement further to develop the Future Combat Air System (FCAS). The agreement deals with the next phase of industrial development of the system, which is the core debate of the several billion euros project.

France will be in a general supervision position. German Minister Lambrecht commented it was "a big step and an important indication of the excellent cooperation of France, Germany and Spain." According to Minister Lambrecht", the agreement "strengthens Europe"s military capabilities and ensures the acquisition of important know-how for our and European industry".

New Agreement for FCAS

The plan has recently caused tensions in the Franco-German axis. Dassault and Airbus, the two industries tasked with developing the system, have been unable to agree on the division of duties despite negotiating for more than a year.

New Agreement for FCAS

The deal was struck days before French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz met in Berlin on Thursday. The main expectation was to have FCAS operational by 2040, but it might be delayed due to the time lost until an agreement is reached.

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