A whole of government approach is needed to ensure the U.S. Air Force 6th generation Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) fighter is operational before the end of the decade.


Brent M Eastwood writing in 19fortyfive makes the following points:
  • Likely to be double or triple the cost of an F-35.
  • Now in the engineering and manufacturing development phase.
  • Should take over from the very expensive to operate F-22 Raptor and utilise Loyal Wingman and Skyborg concepts.
  • Likely be forward-deployed in Guam with a 2,000+ nautical mile range and perhaps a 70,000 feet ceiling.


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