04 July 2022
by Gareth Jennings
Seen being displayed at ILA 2022, the C-130 in service with the Luftwaffe, the Armée de l’Air et de l’Espace, and the Swedish Air Drive is likely one of the plane varieties earmarked for substitute by the FMTC challenge. (Janes/Gareth Jennings)
France, Germany, and Sweden have agreed improvement of a brand new fixed-wing medium-lift transport plane, it was introduced on 30 June.
The French Ministère des Armées reported the settlement, saying that the three international locations launched the Future Mid-Measurement Tactical Cargo (FMTC) programme throughout the Armée de l’Air et de l’Espace (AAE)-hosted French Presidency of the Council of the European Union (PFUE) European Wings occasion.
“It was throughout this occasion on 23 June that an settlement was signed for the Future Mid-Measurement Tactical Cargo (FMTC), a tactical transport plane challenge changing, by 2040, the [Lockheed Martin] C-130 Hercules and Casa [Airbus Defence and Space (DS)] CN235 fleets. Supported by the European Defence Company (EDA), this settlement permits the definition of the plane meant to function along with the [Airbus DS] A400M fleet from 2040,” the AAE mentioned.