posted on Jun, 5 2018 @ 10:20 PM
a reply to: thebozeian
Whatever comes out of NGAD, whether it be PCA or some other critter, is not likely to be exported. We saw that drama already with the F-22 and things
have become even more sensitive with export controlled tech now than back in the 90s: China wasn't considered a concern like she has become, yet
Congress wished to constrict the 22's tech export.
We discussed the hybrid F22/35 here and it's really just a 5+ rather than a 6. I'm curious how Lockheed will dodge the restrictions on the 22. After
all, the KF-X had items that were not as restricted denied export to the South Koreans.
My bet is there is a follow-on to the 35 that will be exported. it might be the F-35D that's been looked into: a gen 5+ with items like the HEL