Diehl contributes to European security
Right from the start, Diehl Aerospace – a joint venture between Thales and Diehl Aviation – has been involved in the two-year concept phase for the development of the European FCAS (Future Combat Air System). In Germany, this system is to be gradually expanded into a global air-based defense system and replace the Eurofighter fleet later. This guarantees the sovereignty of Europe in foreign policy and military matters.
Not surprisingly, the development of the new air combat system requires several years of preparation before the actual development phase can begin in 2028. In the first phase of the concept study, the operational requirements for the new weapon system are defined and the technology gaps and the necessary technology demonstrators are identified. Diehl Aerospace has been involved in the study right from the start and has already made important contributions in various technology domains.
At the beginning of 2020, the demonstration phase was launched. With its expertise, especially in the avionics sector, and its proven experience in international cooperation, Diehl Aerospace will play a major role in this decisive phase.