Beyond the F-22 or F-35: What Will the Sixth-Generation Jet Fighter Look Like?

Lasers, Drone Swarms, Artificial Intelligence, Sensor Fusion and Optionally-Manned. Oh my!

by Sebastien Roblin (The National Interest)

The American development and deployment of Fifth-Generation stealth aircraft like the F-35 Lightning is one of the central stories of today’s security zeitgeist. But behind the scenes, several countries are already looking ahead to the design of a Sixth-Generation jet.… Read Full Article

A New Report Reveals Why There Won’t Be Any ‘New’ F-22 Raptors

And the logic is simple. 

by TNI Staff (The National Interest)

2017 Pentagon report to Congress detailing production retail costs for Lockheed Martin’s F-22 Raptor show that reviving the powerful stealth air superiority fighter would be prohibitively expensive. Moreover, it would take so long to reconstitute the production line that it would not be until the mid to late 2020s before the first “new” F-22s would have flown.… Read Full Article