24 février 2021 | International, Aérospatial

Are There Enough European Requirements For Two Sixth-Gen Fighters? | Aviation Week Network

Ask the Editors: Exports will be critical for both the Tempest and FCAS programs.

https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/aircraft-propulsion/are-there-enough-european-requirements-two-sixth-gen-fighters

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