Dassault Aviation hosted today at its Saint-Cloud headquarters (France), the kick-off meeting of the EICACS project (European Initiative for Collaborative Air Combat Standardisation) with its European industrial and research partners. The grant contract, awarded by the European Commission on 19 December 2022, designates Dassault Aviation, recognised for its ability to manage complex cooperative programmes, as the coordinator of this study project, which brings together 37 industrial partners and research organisations from 11 European Union countries.
Supported by the European Union to the tune of 75 M€ within the framework of the 2021 programme of the European Defence Fund (EDF), this project aims to define, within a European framework, the future interoperability standards for collaborative air combat. It will strengthen the ability of European air forces to fulfil their missions ever more effectively and to act in coalitions involving both manned and unmanned systems, future air combat systems and existing platforms, as well as their upgrades.
Dassault Aviation is delighted with the launch of this three-year study works, which brings together the entire European combat aeronautics industry, as well as various research organisations, around a project that is crucial for the European Union’s air forces. Dassault Aviation SA is a French manufacturer of military aircraft and business jets. It was founded in 1929 by Marcel Bloch as Société des Avions Marcel Bloch or “MB”. In 1990 the company was renamed Dassault Aviation, and is a subsidiary of Dassault Group.