Flight tests of the sixth generation fighter demonstrator began in the USA


The US Air Force conducted flight tests of a demonstrator of a promising sixth generation fighter. Development, assembly and testing were carried out in strict secrecy, together with one of the American companies. This is reported by Defense One with reference to the head of the US Air Force Procurement Department W. Ruper.


According to the functionary, the development of a new generation of combat aircraft is carried out within the framework of the NGAD (Next Generation Air Dominance) program. The demonstrator of a promising fighter was digitally designed. Some of the tests were also carried out in a digital environment, which significantly saved time during the creation of a flight model.

As for the full-scale flight tests carried out, Ruper said that the demonstrator had already managed to break several records. However, he believes that the use of digital of technologies in the process of designing combat aircraft, it could significantly expand the number of private companies participating in the tender for the creation of NGAD.

Strictly speaking, according to Defense One, precisely in order to "spur" the rest of the developers, the military announced the flight tests of the demonstrator. After all, no more information was provided. All technical characteristics of the promising sixth generation fighter are currently strictly classified.
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  1. margo Offline margo
    margo (margo) 16 September 2020 12: 59
    -3
    Nothing, in 10 - 15 years we will finish Su57 and show the adversary where the crayfish hibernate
  2. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 16 September 2020 13: 07
    +1
    To create a new technique, a clear concept of using this technique is required. But it does not exist. Even for the 5th generation. So, there are little connected Wishlist.
  3. Cyril Online Cyril
    Cyril (Kirill) 16 September 2020 13: 35
    -2
    This is sudden. Interesting, isn't it?
  4. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 16 September 2020 20: 25
    +1
    We have almost ready for this S-500 fighter. You have to test it on something. And here the Americans were already fussing: "What do you please?"
  5. Netyn Offline Netyn
    Netyn (Netyn) 16 October 2020 09: 57
    0
    Americans cannot overpower the 5th generation, but here they are immediately the sixth)
    Another cut dough