Main Ground Combat System - Common Indirect Fire SystemFrance and Germany have signed agreements to develop a next-generation tank to equip both of their armies from the mid-2030s, the German Defence Ministry announced Wednesday. Dubbed the Main Ground Combat System (MGCS), the tank project sits alongside a planned future jet fighter as part of pivotal military cooperation between the two neighbours.

https://www.reutersconnect.com/all?id=tag%3Areuters.com%2C2020%3Anewsml_RC2BGE9XAOJN&share=trueBerlin wants the EU to do more for its own defense. This new jet would be able to better get through enemy air defenses. Airbus is offering Germany a version of the Typhoon multi-role fighter aircraft that can perform the suppression of enemy air-defenses, or SEAD, mission.  The SEAD Typhoon would be a new variant of the twin-engine plane and would require extensive modification of the basic Typhoon design.

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