Sunday, October 16, 2016

U.S. Defense Contractors Are Getting Ready To Bid On Developing The U.S. Air Force's 6th Generation Fighter

An F-35B joint strike fighter jet conducts aerial maneuvers during aerial refueling training over the Atlantic Ocean, Aug. 13, 2015. © United States Marine Corps / Flickr

Kris Osborn, National Interest: Why America's 6th-Generation Fighter (What Comes After the F-35) Could Be a Game Changer

Fighter jets in 20-years may likely contain the next-generation of stealth technology, electronic warfare advanced, sophisticated computer processing and algorithms, increased autonomy, hypersonic weapons and so-called "smart-skins" where sensors are built into the side of the aircraft itself.

Some of these characteristics may have been on display earlier this year when Northrop Grumman's SuperBowl AD revealed a flashy first look at its rendering of a new 6th-generation fighter jet. Northrop is one of a number of major defense industry manufacturers who will bid for a contract to build the new plane - when the time is right.

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WNU Editor: As for the current fifth generation fighter .... the F-35 .... the Pentagon is promising that the issues that are plaguing the fighter will be resolved by year end .... US Military Says Beleaguered F-35 Issues To Be Resolved By Year’s End (Sputnik). On a side note .... a look at what could have been .... Boeing's X-32: The Plane That Could Have Replaced the F-35 Stealth Fighter (Robert Farley, National Interest).


phill said...


Here's a different perspective on the f-35 vs su-35.

Charles Wallace said...

US Military Says Beleaguered F-35 Issues To Be Resolved By Year’s End?
Years of over cost and Pledged with problems, an is still only good for mail delivery. that's why Air Force is sticking with the wort hogs. and now they want taxpayers to shell out more money for more crap. Rearm the F15's, and F22's update the systems and leave the flying to the pilots. They will get the job done.

fazman said...

Open up the f22 production lines, has to be cheaper than sorting out f35.
Or just buy swedens frontline fighter, more capable and much much better value.

Jac said...

If someone know a new program without any problem I will be very happy to know it. Just as an example: the iconic F-14 was plagued with horrible problems at it's beginning and the program was two fingers to be stopped .
I am not crazy about the F-35, but let it his chance.

fazman said...

I dont think its just the bugs that are the problem, because you're right regarding start uos.
The problem is the initial ridiculously high cost and the constant issues and blow outs are making it ridiculously high.

Jay Farquharson said...

I've already signed up and entered the bidding.

Billions for vapourware is just too good of a con to pass up.