PARIS AIR SHOW—Dassault Aviation unveiled a mock up of the Future Combat Air System on June 17 here, as government and company officials signed an FCAS Industry Agreement on Demonstrator Programs. The latter accord covers the main components of FCAS: a new generation, manned fighter; support & ...

France’s Naval Group and Italy’s Fincantieri signed a joint venture agreement on June 14 that delineated the terms of incorporation for a new 50/50 owned company. The companies signed an Alliance Cooperation Agreement on June 14 after both companies’ boards of directors approved what is being ...

PARIS AIR SHOW—Lockheed Martin [LMT] has performed engineering studies on a maritime patrol version of its C-130J aircraft and believes that NATO and Asia/Pacific nations may have an interest in such capabilities, which would include surveillance, anti-surface warfare with such systems as ...

The French Air Force has ordered an additional heavy twin Airbus H225M helicopter to add to its existing fleet of 10. It will be delivered in a configuration that allows interoperability with the rest of the fleet, Airbus Helicopters said, and will be capable of in-flight refueling. The aircraft ...