Future Offensive Air System

Future Offensive Air System

The Future Offensive Air System was a study which sought to replace the Royal Air Force's strike capability currently provided by the Tornado GR4. Initial operation capability was expected around 2017. The FOAS was cancelled in June 2005. [cite web| url = http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/foas/| title = FOAS (Future Offensive Air System), United Kingdom| accessdate = 2008-07-13| year = 2005| work = Air Force Technology| publisher = SPG Media Limited]

Cancellation

In March 2005 the UK joined the United States' Joint-Unmanned Combat Air System programme. [cite news | title = London Puts Foot in J-UCAS Camp | work = Aviation Week & Space Technology | publisher = The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. | page = 20 | date = 2005-03-21 | accessdate = 2006-12-04] In December 2005 the UK government published its Defense Industrial Strategy, a part of which was the announcement of increased funding for UCAV technology de-risking and development and the funding for a UCAV Technology Demonstrator Program. [cite news | first = Philip | last = Butterworth-Hayes | title = U.K. changes military acquisition strategy | work = Aerospace America | publisher = American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. | page = 4 | date = October 2006 | accessdate = 2006-12-04] The 2006 US Quadrennial Defense Review stated that the J-UCAS program would be terminated. [cite news | first = Jason | last = Sherman | title = Pentagon Sets Plan For New Bomber, Terminates J-UCAS Program | url = http://www.globalsecurity.org/org/news/2006/060113-j-ucas-terminated.htm | work = Inside The Air Force | publisher = | date = 2006-01-13 | accessdate = 2008-07-13]

Options

The capability required may have been provided by any number of systems;
* New build aircraft, for instance the BAE HALO or BAE Replica demonstrator.
* Development of current aircraftndash For example a variant of the Eurofighter Typhoon or the F-35 Lightning II.
* Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
* Standoff missiles (Storm Shadow) launched
** from next generation strike aircraft
** possibly from large, cheap non-penetrating aircraft (Airbus A400M)
* Mix of above systems

Contractors

Two industry teams were competing for the contract, one led by BAE Systems and the other by LogicaCMG.
*BAE Systems team
**Alenia Marconi Systems
**Lockheed Martin
**Northrop Grumman
**MBDA
**EADS Astrium
**Royal Military College of Science
*LogicaCMG team
**Raytheon
**QinetiQ
**EADS

References

External links

*cite web |url=http://www.mod.uk/dpa/projects/foas.htm |title= UK Defence Procurement Agency specification |archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20050205170536/http://www.mod.uk/dpa/projects/foas.htm |archivedate=2005-02-05
* [http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99993590 New Scientist: Report of BAE Replica programme]


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