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What’s going on with America’s next fighter designs?

WASHINGTON ― America is developing a pair of two new high-tech fighter aircraft, and you probably haven’t heard much about them. Under the leadership of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, the Pentagon has clamped down on talking about cutting-edge capabilities in development, citing concerns about giving potential foes too much information. Nevertheless, some details have emerged about the ongoing programs, one each from the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy. And inlight of European plans for new fighter designs, it is worth revisiting what is, and isn’t, known about the American efforts. In 2016, the U.S. Air Force unveiled its “Air Superiority 2030” study, which posited that although the service would need a new air superiority fighter jet — called Penetrating Counter Air — as soon as the 2030s, it would be just as important that the new plane fit into a "family of systems” of space,cyber, electronic warfareand other enabling technologies. “When you look at — through the lens of the netw…

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Russia’s proposed long-range warplane to feature stealth technologies

Russia’s proposed long-range warplane to feature stealth technologies — deputy minister ile ilgili görsel sonucu


Russia’s proposed long-range next-generation plane PAK DA, being developed by the Tupolev design bureau, will feature low observable technologies, Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko said on Thursday.
"The Prospective Airborne Complex of Long-range Aviation (PAK DA) will be created to feature low observable technologies" he said.
The official visited the Gorbunov Aircraft Works in Kazan (KAZ), where the aircraft is to be manufactured.
One of the goals of Krivoruchko’s visit was to inspect preparations for launching the serial production of the modernized Tu-160M strategic bomber. "In general, the work in this direction proceeds according to the schedule. Although the insignificant delays have been detected in some areas, others are being implemented ahead of schedule," he said.
The proposed long-range next generation plane, PAK DA, will have a variety of functions and will be configured as a bomber, command center or reconnaissance plane.
Scientific head of the State Research Institute of Aircraft Systems Academician Yevgeny Fedosov said the new aircraft will feature modern piloting and targeting complex and will be equipped with the latest communication and radio-electronic warfare means. Experts say it will be capable of fulfilling a broad range of combat missions in various operational conditions.
Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov in early 2018 that the PAK DA project is implemented as scheduled rather than indefinitely postponed. According to the official, the maiden flight is likely to take place in 2025-2026, and the serial production is scheduled to begin in 2028-2029.
TASS

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