Air Force moves past drawing board on avionics, computers, and other technologies for 6th-gen jet fighter
Digital engineering enables weapons developers to assess technologies without building all of them, and start building prototypes earlier.
Apr 20th, 2021
Ngad Fighter 20 April 2021
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio – Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works, and Boeing’s Phantom Works all are among industry developers working on prototype sixth-generation jet fighter and the plane's advanced technologies. Kris Osborn at The National Interest reports. Continue reading original article
The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:
20 April 2021 -- The Air Force has not decided yet on a platform or set of technologies, yet is moving beyond the conceptual realm and into the exploration of weapons, sensors, networking, and other technologies.
The Air Force is making progress with its sixth-generation aircraft initiative, called Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD). It had been largely conceptual for years, but Air Force officials now say current prototyping and demonstrations are informing which avionics and other technologies the service will invest in for the future.https://www.militaryaerospace.com/computers/article/14201598/jet-fighter-avionics-computers