defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) has signed on Monday in Le Bourget, near Paris, the contracts for the billion-dollar arms projects of a European fighter jets under.

came To the ceremony on the edge of the world’s largest air show, the French head of state, Emmanuel Macron, the French defence Minister Florence Parly, and your Spanish colleague Margarita Robles. Previously, a first model of a combat aircraft was unveiled.

The so-called air combat system of the future (FCAS) from 2040 to operational – in the end it should be only a single combat aircraft of the new Generation, but also a total system, the drone or satellite of taxes can be. So far, Germany, France and Spain in the billion-dollar projects.

signed, according to government data, a framework agreement (“Framework Agreement was to be determined”), in the project organization and management structures. In addition, there is a so-called first implementing agreement, the Germany Work on a until the end of 2021 planned a concept study for accession.