DMI and the FCAS Initiative: Start into a new phase in aerospace

Friday was an important day for the aerospace industry in Germany. Contracts for the National FCAS Initiatives were signed by Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik u. Nutzung der Bundeswehr BAAINBw, Airbus Defence and Space, German FCMS GbR, and MBDA Deutschland, paving the way for research and development of the next-generation aerial systems. And DMI is tasked to develop crucial elements of it.

Text on Background: DMI x FCAS: DMI is proud partner of the national FCAS consortium

About the FCAS initiative

The FCAS (Future Combat Air System) Initiative aims to develop an integrated system-of-systems of advanced aerial platforms, including a new generation combat aircraft and unmanned drones. These platforms will be interconnected through a sophisticated data cloud, ensuring coordinated operations across air, land, sea, space, and cyberspace domains.

The national research and technology projects that have been kicked-off run in parallel with the tri-national NGWS program involving Germany, France, and Spain. The goal is to develop and demonstrate complementary foundational technologies and functionalities for the interconnected deployment of NGWS by 2040.

DMI’s Role: at the heart of the FCAS software stack

DMI is proud to be part of the project consortium alongside over 30 companies that are at the forefront of industry and research in the eight R&D fields for FCAS. DMI’s contributions span across the following three areas:

AI Backbone – A foundational element ensuring data management and integration for AI training.

Mission Planning – managing and replanning the aerial systems’ missions for precise coordinated operations in complex environments.

HMI (Human-Machine-Interface) – Creating the interfaces and assistance systems of the future that enable the best human-machine-teaming.

With our special expertise in complex interfaces, AI automation, aerospace certification, and software development DMI will make key contributions to the FCAS program and help to integrate the different fields of mission automation, Human Factors and simulation

Words from DMI Leadership

Max Najork, Managing Director of DMI: “DMI’s involvement in this group of high-profile companies is a recognition of our team’s expertise and dedication over the past three years. I thank everyone at DMI that got us here: I am very grateful to work with this special group of people. Our unique skill set, bold thinking, and hunger for innovation positions us well to contribute to this key European project and have an important impact even as a small company.”

Be Part of Our Team

As we start on this new journey in aerospace, the coming time is filled with possibilities. At DMI, we believe that the best innovations arise from collaboration and diverse perspectives. If you’re passionate about shaping the future and want to be a part of something bigger, now is the time. Become a part of our dynamic team, and together, let’s push the boundaries of innovation in aerospace.

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