Franco-German agreements on the joint creation of a promising tank and combat aircraft

On June 19, 2018, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Layen and French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parley signed memorandums of understanding regarding the implementation by both countries of joint programs to develop the promising Main Ground Combat System (MGCS) tank and the Next Generation Weapon System (NGWS, as part of the Future Combat Air System program (FCAS).
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Under the program of the Main Ground Combat System (MGCS), it is envisaged to create a new main tank to replace the Leopard 2 tank in the German army and the Leclerc tank in the French army. In the signed memorandum, the ministers agreed that the technology demonstration stage would be launched in 2019 so that the tactical and technical requirements for the tank would be formulated by 2024. The start of receipt of new tanks in service is scheduled "in the mid-2030s." The program will be managed by the German side.
Also in the memorandum expressed the desire to jointly create a system of high-precision armament Common Indirect Fire System (CIFS), which should come into service around 2040.
The program to create a promising aviation combat system Future Combat Air System (FCAS), the basis of which will be the new combat aircraft Next Generation Weapon System (NGWS), by contrast, will be headed by France. According to the relevant memorandum, from the end of 2018, a “conceptual research” phase of the program should be launched, with the formulation of a concept by 2025. Arrival of the new aviation complex is expected in 2040.
According to the official statement of the parties, FCAS will become a 21-century multipurpose combat air system using artificial intelligence and operating in the network of existing and future manned and unmanned systems, including various types of unmanned aerial vehicles. The German Ministry of Defense described FCAS as the largest and technologically complex European defense program.

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