WASHINGTON – A massive and still largely unknown technology breakthrough may be upon us, by the apparent Air Force decision not only to fast-track a new sixth-generation jet fighter, but also actually to fly it. Kris Osborn at The National Interest reports. Continue reading original article
The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:
29 April 2021 -- While technical details are closely held for security reasons, sufficient breakthroughs in enabling technologies have occurred to inspire a decision to build and fly a new stealth fighter jet.
Developers are immersed in technological research into 6th-Gen fighter technologies like building stealthy airframes, artificial intelligence (AI), miniaturized long-range sensors, targeting technology, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) operating with ever-increasing levels of autonomy.
Technologies in development for the future sixth-generation jet fighter include radar-evading coatings, thermal-signature reduction, high-speed course-correcting weapons, AI-enabled sensors, and high-performance networking.
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