HENSOLDT Receives €100 Million Contract as Part of the Future Combat Air System Program

Date: Issue 121 - April 2023

Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT is developing essential core elements of the novel sensor network in the German-French-Spanish armament project FCAS (= Future Combat Air System). As a member of the German FCMS GbR (FCMS = Future Combat Mission System) consortium, HENSOLDT has been awarded a contract worth approximately 100 million euros by the French procurement authority DGA for the development of demonstrators in the core competence fields of radar, reconnaissance and self-protection electronics, optronics and also the overarching networking of sensor technology.

"The next-generation air combat system requires an intelligent approach to a platform-independent, networked mission system, high-end sensors, and AI-based data evaluation," explains Christoph Ruffner, head of the Spectrum Dominance business unit. "This is where Hensoldt will make the essential contribution with the FCMS consortium."