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 the 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 the full article

How an Old F-15 Just Might Kill Russia’s New Stealth Su-57 in a ‘Dogfight’

The old plane might soon be able to unstealth Moscow’s latest fighter. 

by Dave Majumdar (The National Interest)

The venerable Boeing F-15C Eagle has long been hailed as the world’s greatest air superiority fighter given its lopsided combat record of 104 kills to zero losses, however, the aging jet is likely near the end of its operational life.… read the full article

Air War: Stealth F-22 Raptor vs. F-14 Tomcat (That Iran Still Flies)

Yes, this could happen. 

by TNI Staff (The National Interest)

With the United States withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal with Iran, a war with Tehran seems to be a distinct possibility.  In the event of a military conflict between Washington and Tehran, there is also the ever growing possibility that the White House might seek regime change in Iran.… read the full article