Airbus, Dassault reach tentative workshare agreement on FCAS fighter: source

FILE PHOTO: A French Air Force Airbus A400M is seen on the tarmac at the factory of French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation in Merignac near Bordeaux, France, October 8, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo

PARIS (Reuters) – Industrial partners including Airbus and Dassault Aviation have reached a tentative agreement on the European FCAS fighter project after weeks of deadlock over workshare and other topics, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.

The agreement, first reported by La Tribune, paves the way for talks to resume at political level among the project’s three government backers, France, Germany and Spain, the person said.

Airbus and Dassault both declined to comment.

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