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Deferral of the development of specific Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) classified technologies results in a realignment of $357M in FY 2020, and $6,646M across the FYDP, to fund the development of the most promising classified technologies, which improve lethality by providing expanded capabilities.
This program element may include necessary civilian pay expenses required to manage, execute, and deliver NGAD capabilities. The use of such program funds would . be in addition to the civilian pay expenses budgeted in PE's: 0605826F, 0605827F, 0605828F, 0605829F 0605830F, 0605831F, 0605832F, and 0605898F.
NGAD civilian pay is executed in PE 020711F
Conduct systems engineering and mission effectiveness analysis to sufficiently review capabilities of the
proposed family-of-system alternatives. This includes analysis and support of Advanced Development Program
Office planning. Products include data sets, automated tools, and decision aids necessary to provide OPNAV
and OSD the information to perform acquisition planning in support of warfighter capability requirements.
Conduct briefing support as required by excursions at the direction of the AoA executive steering group
Continue component rig activities. Continue technology, affordability, and sustainability studies. Continue engine fabrication. Begin engine assessments. Continue additional airframe integration/adaptive propulsion design efforts. More details can be provided in an appropriate forum.
Just as the first Block III F/A-18E/F Super Hornets are rolling off the Boeing production line, the Navy is launching a new plan for what comes next, senior aviators told lawmakers Thursday.
The Navy is finalizing its analysis of alternatives (AOA), due within the next two month, Rear Adm. Scott Conn, the Navy’s director of air warfare (OPNAV N98), said during a House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee hearing.
Three years ago, the Navy had started an AoA requirements study for the Next-Generation Air Dominance program. The goal was to replace the capabilities of the Super Hornets and the electronic attack EA-18G Growlers. At the time, Navy officials said the study would evaluate manned, unmanned and optionally manned airframes as part of a family of systems.
The report, Conn said at today’s hearing, “will inform future choices reflected in future budget cycles in terms of what do we need to do to get after the lethality that we need at a cost that we can afford.”
For the first time in aviation history, an aircraft has been manoeuvred in flight using supersonically blown air. BAE say this process removes the need for complex movable flight control surfaces. In a series of ground-breaking flight trials that took place in the skies above north-west Wales, the MAGMA unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) demonstrated two innovative flow control technologies which could revolutionise future aircraft design.