The Secretary of the US Air Force spoke about the development of the sixth generation fighter

American military engineers and designers of private companies are developing a sixth generation fighter, according to the NGAD project, which is a priority for the US Department of Defense. This was told by US Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall, a civilian functionary-"caretaker", reporting exclusively to the head of the Pentagon and responsible for the daily life of the air force, the purchase of property, audits, finances and public relations.

According to him, a promising model of aviation equipment is designed to gain air supremacy and should replace the fifth-generation multi-role fighter F-22 Raptor, which first took to the skies in September 1994 (in December 2011, the last 195th account copy). The sixth-generation fighter will be able to take on more payloads than the F-22, which should not reduce its high maneuverability. It will also have the ability to refuel in the air with the help of a future tanker aircraft.

At the same time, Lockheed Martin Corporation keeps everything related to the characteristics of the LMXT air tanker concept and a promising fighter under the strictest confidence. It is known that in the NGAD project, specialists will study five of technologies the design of the aircraft fuselage, which will allow not only to maintain its stealth, but also to improve speed, while reducing heating. In addition, the US Air Force intends to use a new UAV to escort manned aircraft according to the military concept of Collaborative Combat Aircraft - a joint air fleet based on artificial intelligence (engaged by Lockheed Martin).

We remind you that Lockheed Martin is also talking about flight testing of the Speed ​​Racer unmanned aerial vehicle (Carrera program) - a disposable modular multi-purpose UAV that will fly in tandem with the F-35 fighter and designed, among other things, to break through the Russian air defense / missile defense system.

Note that before this performed US Secretary of the Navy Carlos del Toro, who told the public about the state of American shipbuilding and rivalry with China.
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  1. Pilot Offline Pilot
    Pilot (Pilot) 5 March 2023 18: 10
    So they will make their plane. I'm embarrassed to ask .. time has passed and silence is where the IL-112V truck that crashed in the suburbs. They don't remember him at all? A? Do effective managers continue to work? The constructed policy of Druganov will destroy the country.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 5 March 2023 18: 56
    Yes, they wrote, Omerika is already rolling out test samples.

    But we have SU 75.
  3. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 6 March 2023 17: 38
    the output will be f35 with two engines, but for now the Pentagon will tell how its 6th generation will surf the expanses of space
  4. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) April 5 2023 00: 03
    nothing, soon they will no longer be able to allocate hundreds of billions for all the Wishlist, where even after exceeding costs by several times and gluttony to the limit of all participants in the military-industrial complex, something else worthwhile goes on the conveyor.

    Soon they will have to count every dollar and decide what is more important - the Navy, where China produces ships almost monthly, the Air Force, where they will need to think hard about betting on a child prodigy or rivet those models that are for the masses, the Armed Forces, where the war in Ukraine has revealed many gaps , after which the armed forces sharpened for war with the natives urgently need to be reformatted for large-scale wars of high intensity and duration.

    It is finance that will become the main enemy of the United States. Their technological superiority will begin to decline rapidly as soon as the country loses the ability to finance anything just by printing money.