Ten months after German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron revealed joint ambitions to produce a new European fighter jet, the first pieces have begun falling into place. Heralding a new era of European multinational defense programs, Airbus and Dassault Aviation are putting aside years of fierce competition to work side by side on the Future Combat Air System (FCAS), while France will take the lead in platform development. The fighter is the flagship in a wave ...

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