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The USAF publishes an approximate photo of its future sixth-generation aircraft

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الجيش الأمريكي ينشر صورة تقريبية لطائرته المستقبلية من الجيل السادس


Will Roeper, the Air Force’s deputy secretary for acquisitions, technology and logistics, revealed that the new sixth-generation fighter jet, which is being secretly developed under the NGAD program, has completed its maiden flight and exceeded expectations.

The NGAD program is to produce a combat aircraft system called “Penetrating Counting Air” [or PCA]. It is similar to the "Future Air Combat" [SCAF] system developed by France, Germany and Spain, or Britain's Tempest. PCA will operate in a network of drones, connected devices, and other aircraft.

“We really built the NGAD program,” Roper said. We broke records in doing so. […] We are ready to build next-generation aircraft with a new approach, ”referring to the“ Digital Century Series Initiative, ”an approach focused on digital engineering in order to accelerate the development of new combat aircraft.

The US Air Force report did not specify which investments had already been monitored for the NGAD program. However, according to budget documents, $ 9 billion is planned to be spent in the 2019-2025 period, including $ 1 billion for the 2021 fiscal year. In addition, $ 1.5 billion has been requested this year.

Mysteriously reminiscent of the shape of this model, which was photographed in 2008 while flying over the California sky.


https://www.defense-arabic.com/2021/04/12/الجيش-الأمريكي-ينشر-صورة-تقريبية-لطائ/
 

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When they gon fix Chicago roads and bridges??

The US Air Force report did not specify which investments had already been monitored for the NGAD program. However, according to budget documents, $ 9 billion is planned to be spent in the 2019-2025 period, including $ 1 billion for the 2021 fiscal year. In addition, $ 1.5 billion has been requested this year.




https://www.defense-arabic.com/2021/04/12/الجيش-الأمريكي-ينشر-صورة-تقريبية-لطائ/
I somehow doubt they will spend this amount. Likely 100x more in cost. Let's get real here
 

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الجيش الأمريكي ينشر صورة تقريبية لطائرته المستقبلية من الجيل السادس


Will Roeper, the Air Force’s deputy secretary for acquisitions, technology and logistics, revealed that the new sixth-generation fighter jet, which is being secretly developed under the NGAD program, has completed its maiden flight and exceeded expectations.

The NGAD program is to produce a combat aircraft system called “Penetrating Counting Air” [or PCA]. It is similar to the "Future Air Combat" [SCAF] system developed by France, Germany and Spain, or Britain's Tempest. PCA will operate in a network of drones, connected devices, and other aircraft.

“We really built the NGAD program,” Roper said. We broke records in doing so. […] We are ready to build next-generation aircraft with a new approach, ”referring to the“ Digital Century Series Initiative, ”an approach focused on digital engineering in order to accelerate the development of new combat aircraft.

The US Air Force report did not specify which investments had already been monitored for the NGAD program. However, according to budget documents, $ 9 billion is planned to be spent in the 2019-2025 period, including $ 1 billion for the 2021 fiscal year. In addition, $ 1.5 billion has been requested this year.

Mysteriously reminiscent of the shape of this model, which was photographed in 2008 while flying over the California sky.


https://www.defense-arabic.com/2021/04/12/الجيش-الأمريكي-ينشر-صورة-تقريبية-لطائ/

IMO NOT! Most likely it is just a placeholder similar to the several images of fancy concepts we know from the ATF contest before the real YF-22 and -23 were revealed.

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... the real one will at least IMO look very much different.
 

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Doesn't seem like a fighter jet that can maneuver / dogfight in wvr... this looks more like an advanced F117 type strike fighter..

yeah.. yeah.. I know.. I know.. dogfighting and agility are obsolete... Stealth and BVR is king...
 
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IMO NOT! Most likely it is just a placeholder similar to the several images of fancy concepts we know from the ATF contest before the real YF-22 and -23 were revealed.

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... the real one will at least IMO look very much different.
Looks like a shrinked B-2 bomber.. we'll wait and see the real one soon..

Japan has a similar concept..

https://www.airforcemag.com/app/uploads/2020/02/001_0320_Deptula_Japan_5th_Gen-2000x700.jpg
 
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Looks like a shrinked B-2 bomber.. we'll wait and see the real one soon..

Japan has a similar concept..

https://www.airforcemag.com/app/uploads/2020/02/001_0320_Deptula_Japan_5th_Gen-2000x700.jpg

But that's not Japan's concept, it is a fancy fan-made photoshop artwork based on a F-22, nothing more. It is well known that Japan's will most likely look like this:

Japan F-3 concept 20191220.png
 

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But that's not Japan's concept, it is a fancy fan-made photoshop artwork based on a F-22, nothing more. It is well known that Japan's will most likely look like this:

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Yes obviously a model..as there are 100s of them speculating about the looks of US 6th G fighter.. I just found that that one resembles the pic we have in this article which says in the tile it is an approximate photo..
 

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Yes obviously a model..as there are 100s of them speculating about the looks of US 6th G fighter.. I just found that that one resembles the pic we have in this article which says in the tile it is an approximate photo..

By the way - since you mentioned "as there are 100s of them speculating about the looks of US 6th G fighter" - do we have already any comparable fan-made artwork for a future 6th generation Chinese fighter?
 

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الجيش الأمريكي ينشر صورة تقريبية لطائرته المستقبلية من الجيل السادس


Will Roeper, the Air Force’s deputy secretary for acquisitions, technology and logistics, revealed that the new sixth-generation fighter jet, which is being secretly developed under the NGAD program, has completed its maiden flight and exceeded expectations.

The NGAD program is to produce a combat aircraft system called “Penetrating Counting Air” [or PCA]. It is similar to the "Future Air Combat" [SCAF] system developed by France, Germany and Spain, or Britain's Tempest. PCA will operate in a network of drones, connected devices, and other aircraft.

“We really built the NGAD program,” Roper said. We broke records in doing so. […] We are ready to build next-generation aircraft with a new approach, ”referring to the“ Digital Century Series Initiative, ”an approach focused on digital engineering in order to accelerate the development of new combat aircraft.

The US Air Force report did not specify which investments had already been monitored for the NGAD program. However, according to budget documents, $ 9 billion is planned to be spent in the 2019-2025 period, including $ 1 billion for the 2021 fiscal year. In addition, $ 1.5 billion has been requested this year.

Mysteriously reminiscent of the shape of this model, which was photographed in 2008 while flying over the California sky.


https://www.defense-arabic.com/2021/04/12/الجيش-الأمريكي-ينشر-صورة-تقريبية-لطائ/

seriously good looking
 

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