Next-Gen Fighter Still On Tap, But More Affordable Redesign Needed, Kendall Says Written 2 July 2024

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New Generation Fighter and one of its smaller, unmanned "loyal wingman" on display at the 2019 Paris Air Show | Credit: Tiraden; Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 4.0

Defense News reports, “The U.S. Air Force has not abandoned its program to build an advanced next-generation fighter, but it does need a redesign to get costs under control and better integrate its planned drone wingmen, the service’s secretary told Defense News. Secretary Frank Kendall also said a revamped Next Generation Air Dominance fighter platform could end up with a less complex, smaller engine than originally intended to try to hold down its price.”
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