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6th gen fighter here already?

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posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 10:00 PM
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This just hit today. Finally some fun stuff to talk/speculate about.

“ The U.S. Air Force’s disclosure that it has secretly built and flown a prototype fighter jet could signal a shift in how the military buys weapons and who builds them.

Will Roper, the head of Air Force acquisition, revealed the existence of the new jet, which he said was part of the service’s Next Generation Air Dominance, or NGAD, project.”


www.defenseone.com...

First thread. I hope I did it right!


edit on 15-9-2020 by Cynicalhope because: Included quote from article!




posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 10:37 PM
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Cool you see I've been seeing something with my pvs-14 I talked about it two years ago I think.

It looked like the B2 with cliped wingtips you know that high aspect wing tip it look just like a B2 just without those skinny, High aspect ends sticking out so far
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posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 10:40 PM
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I mentioned it when I talked about it before but when I was viewing it with my PVS 14 with a Pinnacle core it was hard to see. No not really hard to see I didn't mean that ...not with a PVS 14 turned up to 90% gain

it was like it kept slipping it slipped away from my eye .


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posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 10:49 PM
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OP... maybe try including parts of the original article in your opening post.

You need more than a just link to a source... seriously.

You found an incredible article!

Yet the topic may die... due to lack of effort...
edit on 15-9-2020 by madmac5150 because: Seriously...



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 10:56 PM
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a reply to: madmac5150

They are flying the raider, next



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 10:57 PM
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a reply to: madmac5150

Thanks for the advice! Edit made.



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 11:16 PM
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originally posted by: Cynicalhope
a reply to: madmac5150

Thanks for the advice! Edit made.


Awesome find; awesome first post!



posted on Sep, 16 2020 @ 02:54 AM
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a reply to: Cynicalhope

When I first saw this I was pleasantly excited simply because they way we have been buying fighter aircraft is insanely out of budget control if we have to fight a war where to produce an aircraft can take many years and break any budget that even a first world country can afford. I also wonder if this is all part of a propaganda piece for our perceived enemas err enemies.


The last known new U.S. fighter prototypes to take to the air were the Boeing X-32 and Lockheed Martin X-35 that competed in the Joint Strike Fighter program back in the early 2000s.

The announcement of any new combat aircraft is an unusual event and the secrecy surrounding the NGAD initiative makes this latest disclosure all the more fascinating. While we can only hope that more details emerge soon, the track record of the NGAD program suggests we probably shouldn’t hold our breath.

www.thedrive.com...



posted on Sep, 16 2020 @ 03:49 AM
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a reply to: Cynicalhope

so they designed and built this thing in state of the art digital technology most likely holo lens 2 and VR environments and then they tested it , do you think they are testing it in the new MS flight simulator or something similar

they should do this for all future military projects so they save millions



posted on Sep, 16 2020 @ 09:57 AM
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a reply to: Cynicalhope

It would be cool if the new fighters are shaped like... tic tacs.



posted on Sep, 16 2020 @ 12:46 PM
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a reply to: circuitsports

Yes. It's first flight is soon.


Yes it is.



posted on Sep, 16 2020 @ 12:48 PM
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a reply to: 727Sky

A lot has been corrected with contracts in recent years. More fixed price, demonstrator flights, classified testing, etc.



posted on Sep, 16 2020 @ 12:49 PM
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a reply to: Cynicalhope

Good catch. Wondering if it's manned or unmanned.



posted on Sep, 16 2020 @ 01:07 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

With all the slaving going on between QF-16s and other stuff, combined with the sheer amount of space/weight freed up by removing a human, I’d have a hard time believing that manned-only was on the table. Plus, no person frees up room for directed energy systems.

Although the outgoing CSAF was a fighter-guy through and through, so who knows!



posted on Sep, 16 2020 @ 02:18 PM
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originally posted by: GBP/JPY
Cool you see I've been seeing something with my pvs-14 I talked about it two years ago I think.

It looked like the B2 with cliped wingtips you know that high aspect wing tip it look just like a B2 just without those skinny, High aspect ends sticking out so far


Sounds like the B-21 Raider, no?



posted on Sep, 16 2020 @ 02:20 PM
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originally posted by: sapien82
a reply to: Cynicalhope

so they designed and built this thing in state of the art digital technology most likely holo lens 2 and VR environments and then they tested it , do you think they are testing it in the new MS flight simulator or something similar

they should do this for all future military projects so they save millions



Judging from the article, it sounds like that is the idea. Could be revolutionary.



posted on Sep, 16 2020 @ 02:23 PM
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I’m glad someone posted this, I usually follow this guy on YT and he posted it the moment it hit, sock puppet and all, lmfao.



I wonder if the 6th gen is proof that we’ve reached the quantum space in regards to sensor suits and high energy weapons.

However, this was a technology demonstrator, so it could be anything really in regards to the potential technology in use based on virtual modeling.

I’m really curious for the specs.


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posted on Sep, 16 2020 @ 02:28 PM
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a reply to: PokeyJoe

My friend Jason is director of Raytheon's Immersive Design Center. Here's a news clip from a couple years ago that gives you a peek inside. They've probably gone far beyond this by now.




posted on Sep, 16 2020 @ 02:40 PM
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a reply to: Cynicalhope

We're a long way from unmanned fighters still.



posted on Sep, 16 2020 @ 02:47 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
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We're a long way from unmanned fighters still.


We are not far from unmanned jet drones that will act as wingmen for their human counterparts during dogfights.




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