Next Generation Air Dominance

Three F-16 jets arrive at Eglin AFB to be modified in self-flying planes to test CCA drone wingman concept

Three F-16 jets arrive at Eglin AFB to be modified in self-flying planes to test CCA drone wingman concept

F-16 jets to be modified in self-flying planes The 96th Test Wing and 53rd Wing at Eglin Air Force Base… Read More

2 months ago

F-22 Raptor retirement in 2030 not likely as USAF plans to spend $7.8 Billion through fiscal year 2029

F-22 Raptor retirement As already reported, Speaking during the McAleese FY2022 Defense Programs Conference Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., Air… Read More

2 months ago

Naval Aviator involved in the ATF program explains why it’s time for the F-22 to be programmed for end-of-life, and replacement by the NGAD

F-22 Raptor retirement As already reported, Speaking during the McAleese FY2022 Defense Programs Conference Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., Air… Read More

6 months ago

Secret X-Plane Program Paved the Way for NGAD, Air Force Secretary reveals

Secret, multi-agency X-plane paved the way for NGAD program Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall revealed at the POLITICO Defense Summit… Read More

6 months ago

High Operating Costs, Low Production Run, Export ban: all the Shortfalls that Killed the F-22 Raptor Program

The F-22 Raptor The F-22 fifth-generation fighter's characteristics provide a synergistic effect ensuring Raptor lethality against all advanced air threats.… Read More

7 months ago

Northrop Grumman not competing for USAF NGAD sixth-generation fighter But CCA, US Navy F/A-XX Programs are not ruled out

Northrop Grumman not competing for USAF NGAD Northrop Grumman announced on Jul. 27, 2023 that won’t compete to be the… Read More

10 months ago

411th Flight Test Squadron to flight test the NGAD: F-22 Raptor Combined Test Force at Edwards AFB has transformed into Air Dominance Combined Test Force to test NGAD Family of Systems

411th Flight Test Squadron to flight test the NGAD Lt. Col. Michael Coleman formally assumed command of the 411th Flight… Read More

11 months ago

US Navy issues Boeing $200 million to keep its F/A-18E/F production line humming ahead of a congressionally mandated 20 Super Hornet strike fighter buy

The Jun. 1, 2023 Defense Department contract announcement says that the contract modification specifically “procures critical long lead material and… Read More

12 months ago

USAF releases Classified Solicitation to Start Process for Selecting the Contractor for NGAD to Replace the F-22 Raptor

The DAF released a classified solicitation to industry for an engineering and manufacturing development contract for the NGAD Platform with… Read More

1 year ago

USAF is Subtracting A-10 from ‘4+1’ Fighter Plan given that all Warthogs will be retired by 2029

USAF Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown Jr. said on Mar. 7, 2023 the service would likely retire all its… Read More

1 year ago

USAF wants to retire 310 aircraft (including 42 A-10s and 32 F-22s) to put greater dollars toward NGAD fighter and Collaborative Combat Aircraft

In FY24, officials are asking Congress permission to bid adieu to fleets like the E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar… Read More

1 year ago

Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall reveals that the USAF Plans to buy 200 NGAD Fighter Jets and 1,000 Collaborative Combat Aircraft

The USAF will field 200 NGAD fighter jets and notionally 1,000 Collaborative Combat Aircraft, and will request funds in the… Read More

1 year ago

UK, Italy and Japan team up for the Tempest, the sixth-generation fighter that will be able to use artificial intelligence

The Tempest will be a sixth-generation fighter jet. The aircraft will replace the RAF Eurofighter Typhoon fleet, and will be… Read More

1 year ago

Lockheed Martin celebrates 25 years of the F-22 Raptor and air dominance

The F-22 Raptor first took flight on Sep. 7, 1997 in Marietta, Georgia, after six years of development. As the… Read More

2 years ago

The F/A-XX sixth-generation fighter will operate as the US Navy’s “quarterback” for manned and unmanned teaming in future carrier operations

Analysis shows the US Navy’s F/A-XX must have longer range and greater speed, incorporate passive and active sensor technology, and… Read More

2 years ago

US Navy releases F/A-XX first info and first image (created back in 2007 for a role-playing game)

The US Navy's Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) released the first image of what the future F/A-XX carrier-based fighter aircraft… Read More

3 years ago

An In-Depth Analysis of why USAF wants to retire the F-22 Raptor

The USAF wants to retire the F-22 Raptor beginning around 2030 mainly due to two reasons: the F-22’s high operating… Read More

3 years ago