Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: Future Combat Air System

  • Organisations renew criticism of high-risk FCAS project: The cyber fighter jet could cost trillions

    Organisations renew criticism of high-risk FCAS project: The cyber fighter jet could cost trillions

    According to Greenpeace, the new “Future Combat Air System” planned for 2040 will be much more expensive than claimed. German industry is now demanding billions more for an interim solution. From 2040, Germany, France and Spain want to introduce an…

  • Unmanned supersaturation attacks

    Unmanned supersaturation attacks

    After the German Armed Forces, the EU also wants to research drone swarms that are dropped from a mother ship The European Union could invest more funds in the development of drone swarms in the future. This is according to…

  • Armed drone power Airbus

    Armed drone power Airbus

    The German armed forces want to arm their drones. Germany, France, Italy and Spain are also to decide on combat drone swarms. With the “Eurodrone”, Germany wants to join with France, Italy and Spain in the circle of drone powers…

  • Future Combat Air System: Industry squabbles over largest European defence project

    Future Combat Air System: Industry squabbles over largest European defence project

    The governments of France, Germany and Spain want to develop an AI-based air defence network by 2040. It consists of a new generation of fighter jets accompanied by swarms of drones. A “Combat Cloud” will then ensure networking with other…

  • Big business with throw-away military drones

    Big business with throw-away military drones

    The defence company Airbus is expected to have produced 2,000 target drones soon, at a unit price in the six-digit range. The Bundeswehr uses them for air defence training. Further missions are testing swarms of drones. To train air defence…

  • Airbus working on deadly swarm of drones

    Airbus working on deadly swarm of drones

    The next generation German combat aircraft should fly in swarms with drones. The capability is currently being tested at the Baltic Sea. The European armaments company Airbus has begun flight tests on a military training area of the German Armed…