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Re: Future Combat Air System (FCAS)
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2016, 10:57:05 pm »
France has ordered a new round of tests for neuron as the two countries move towards the FCAS demonstrator phase for next year:

http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2016/05/18/New-flight-test-campaign-for-nEUROn-combat-drone/5481463577875/

"France has announced a new round of flight tests for the nEUROn unmanned combat aerial vehicle to study the use of the drone in a naval context....

The tests will include sea trials from the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier and will be followed by an electromagnetic signature measurement series of tests early next year."

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Re: Future Combat Air System (FCAS)
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2016, 02:14:25 am »
Thanks again for the sharing Mrmalaya :)

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The tests will include sea trials from the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier

Is the Neuron able to take off from a carrier ? :o

Or there will be "only"  "almost touch and go" tests, as for the Rafale A with the carrier Clémenceau (30 April 1987, with the Rafale seven times 50cm above the deck) ?  ???
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Re: Future Combat Air System (FCAS)
« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2016, 12:33:02 am »
Well, i got the answer on a french website. The Neuron will take off and land on earth, but it will fly above the ships of the fleet.

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Re: Future Combat Air System (FCAS)
« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2016, 12:59:45 am »
Yes I understand from Janes that they are using the carrier groups sensors against neuron. I guess they are filling time before the next phase kicks off.

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Re: Future Combat Air System (FCAS)
« Reply #34 on: June 05, 2016, 12:00:02 pm »

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Re: Future Combat Air System (FCAS)
« Reply #35 on: June 14, 2016, 07:33:32 am »
(c) ONERA
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Re: Future Combat Air System (FCAS)
« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2016, 09:54:37 am »
FCAS set to deliver national variants

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The Anglo/French Future Combat Air Systems (FCAS) programme will likely see two variants of a base aircraft developed and delivered - one to each partner.

http://www.janes.com/article/62191/farnborough-2016-fcas-set-to-deliver-national-variants

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Re: Future Combat Air System (FCAS)
« Reply #38 on: July 12, 2016, 11:04:48 am »
I wonder if anyone is thinking of naval operations? The French cant really have been flyin neuron over the carrier group just to test their radars.

In addition it is becoming pretty clear both partners (and the Germans for that matter) are going to use this UCAV as an extension of the manned fleet.

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Re: Future Combat Air System (FCAS)
« Reply #39 on: July 25, 2016, 02:39:52 pm »
"There are many disbelievers in
stealth, more than a few of them truly technically ignorant and proud of it." Sherm Mullin, Skunk Works

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Re: Future Combat Air System (FCAS)
« Reply #40 on: July 25, 2016, 04:33:29 pm »
Future Programmes and Services (FP&S)? Sounds like a City Hall planning committee! :o

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Re: Future Combat Air System (FCAS)
« Reply #41 on: July 26, 2016, 09:22:03 am »
I'm seeing "Future Programs and Support."  And FP&S is not FCAS, it's the BAE effort to figure out ways to estimate the support costs of programs long into the future.  As the slide says

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"How do we estimate three decades of
Support Costs,
for something that won’t be on the line
for two decades,
utilising technology that hasn’t
been invented yet?"

FCAS just happens to be one of the programs they have to do this long-range support cost estimating for.

I sort of love that their example is a series of battlestars.  You can do the methodology on anything, but making the study example totally fictional should prevent anyone from reading into it anything about actual programs.

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Re: Future Combat Air System (FCAS)
« Reply #42 on: July 26, 2016, 11:58:17 am »
I don't insist though. My bad, seems that I got things wrong.
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Re: Future Combat Air System (FCAS)
« Reply #43 on: August 27, 2016, 07:05:09 am »
On a possibly related note, via the UK Defence Journal blog:



EDIT: I had totally forgotten that fightingirish had posted the same video back in 2014!

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Re: Future Combat Air System (FCAS)
« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2016, 09:33:46 am »
Fresh from halloweene on  the Key aviation forum; the CEO of Safran engines talks (in French) about the FCAS engine partnership with RR:



Most areas of workshare for the power plant are decided and Britain and France have agreed on how to firm up the project before they open it up to other countries like Germany.