This is coolbert:
From Sputnik Russian news Internet outlet surely this yet one instance of the cart before the horse.
Also the European ideal of the independent and totally self-sufficient military force able to guard against all comers and autonomous from the United States.
"WATCH: Euro Defense Ministers Reveal Sixth-Gen Future Combat Air System"
"In front of a full-size, veiled mock-up of the Future Combat Air System [FCAS], French, Spanish and German defense ministers signed an accord Monday on the development of the sixth-generation aircraft before dramatically unveiling the model. The FCAS is expected to become their mainstay fighter jet by 2040."
NOT UNTIL 2040 DEPLOYED!! AS ENVISIONED!
Sixth-generation fighter planes conventionally and usually defined as:
* Directed-energy weaponry.
Development and deployment of the FCAS 1. Going to be costly. 2. Europeans as it is now unwilling to even spend the 2 % of GDP for military expenditures as was agreed upon.
THIS FCAS IS JUST NOT GOING TO FLY! PIE-IN-THE-SKY ALMOST LITERALLY SO!