Malcolm Davis writing in ASPI's The Strategist notes the following points:
- First, the USAF's 'Next generation air dominance' (NGAD) is a 'system of systems'.
- Recent western sixth-generation air power developments indicate a trend towards: 'crewed–autonomous teaming, with a high-end sixth-generation crewed platform at the centre of a networked air warfare capability'.
- Davis argues that Australia needs to develop an air force with greater reach operating within a contested air space.
Recent Runway Posts related to this topic:
- US, UK Will Have ‘Avenue' to Share Best Practices for Sixth-Gen Fighter Development - Air Force Magazine | The Runway (govcms.gov.au)
References from the Web:
- 02 June 2022 The Air Force’s next-gen fighter has moved into a critical new phase (defensenews.com)
- 17 JULY 2022 Air Force's sixth-gen fighter downselect 'not all that far away,' says Kendall - Breaking Defense
- 17 OCT 2022 Sixth-Generation Fighter Jet - How The Goalposts For Next-Gen Warplanes Are Ever-Changing (eurasiantimes.com)
- 19 DEC 2022 GCAP sixth-generation jet to potentially fly by end of decade (janes.com)