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Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in London. (David Oliver)

Japan and UK Move Closer

Fumio Kishida was elected as Japan’s prime minister in October 2021. He was expected to support a strong alliance with the United States and...
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German Government Reviews Options for Tornado Replacement

The German Defence Minister Christine Lambrecht is reportedly revisiting the German Air Force’s requirement to replace its 90 Panavia Tornados with a new aircraft. In...

Powering up the Future Combat Air System

By signing the third implementing agreement for the Next Generation Weapon System (NGWS) within a Future Combat Air System (FCAS) in August 2021, France,...
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Multi-million pound Tempest funding set to advance the UK’s future Combat Air capability

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has awarded a contract worth approximately £250m to progress the design and development of Tempest, the UK’s Future Combat...
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Loyal, Unafraid and Unmanned

Published in the UAV supplement 2020/2021 - The role of networked unmanned wingmen closely supporting manned jet aircraft is a vision that is now...
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Franco-German FCAS unveiled

David Oliver - Paris Air Show Review: The opening day of Le Bourget 2019 was dominated by the unveiling of New Generation Fighter (NGF)...
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Airbus and Dassault Aviation sign Joint Concept Study contract for Future Combat Air System

France and Germany have awarded the first-ever contract – a Joint Concept Study (JCS) – to Dassault Aviation and Airbus for the Future Combat...
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Airbus invests € 60 million in new military aircraft logistics centre

Airbus Defence and Space is investing around € 60 million into a new logistics centre for spare parts of military aircraft (Military Air Spares Centre –...

Analysis: German Tornado/Typhoon Replacement

At the ILA Berlin Airshow Dirk Hoke, CEO of Airbus Defence and Space, and Eric Trappier, CEO and chairman of Dassault Aviation announced that...

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