Finmeccanica – Selex ES and Thales Team up to Address UK-French Unmanned Combat Air Systems Sensor Requirements

Issue 55 - September 2014

Finmeccanica – Selex ES and Thales welcome the signature of the FCAS Arrangement between the United Kingdom and France. Within the UK-French framework, the two companies will cooperate for the development of the multifunction sensor suite and the communication sub-system of the future Anglo-French Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS). 

A two-year feasibility study, expected to be formally contracted before the end of 2014, will see the two companies work collaboratively in a 50/50 split to lay the groundwork for all the sensing systems required for a future UCAS.