UCAVs: Contract signed for the development of SCAF

SCAFThe French and British governments have signed with BEA Systems and Dassault Aviation contract for future development UCAV.
A check for € 150 million which will be followed by a second EUR 100 million to prepare the construction of the first European UCAV, SCAF System (FCAS or future air combat (Future Combat Air System) according to the side the handle where we place whose construction will begin in 2016.

Two years working for consulting firms

Signature contrat SCAF

Eric Trappier, President and CEO of Dassault Aviation, and Ian King, CEO of BAE Systems at the signing of the contract to develop the FCAS © Dassault Aviation – P. Sagnes

It was at the last Farnborough that two governments had officially announced the SCAF project. Studies on the Franco-British drone combat are now open. The companies involved in the project are touching 250 million euros to develop the concepts of the future UCAV type UCAS (Unmanned Combat Air System). Two years of work for the study of Dassault Aviation offices, BAE Systems, the leaders of the project, but also for their partners Rolls-Royce, Selex ES, Safran and Thales. It was only in 2016, at the end of this study that the industry to undertake the construction of a demonstrator, a successor to the Neuron and Taranis.

Translation : Google traduction

Sources :
“Préparation de l’aviation de combat du futur”, Dassault Aviation press release, November 5, 2014
“Preparing For Future Combat Aerospace”, BAE Systems press release, November 5, 2014

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