Air Force Is Worried That The U.S Will Not Field A Sixth-Generation Future Fighter In Time To Face China (Update)

This rendering of a Next Generation Air Dominance aircraft, by Lockheed Martin, shows a tailless stealthy future fighter. (Lockheed Martin)
National Interest: A Stealth 6th Generation Fighter Gap? The U.S. Air Force Is Worried.
An Air Force general said last month that he’s worried the U.S won’t field a sixth-generation future fighter as part of the Next Generation Air Dominance program, in time for a theoretical confrontation with China.
There’s been a lot of discussion in the media, at least in recent weeks, about the possibility of the United States eventually going to war with China.
China’s recent “Two Sessions” conference looked at the ways China is looking to compete with the United States, while the Navy Admiral Philip S. Davidson, the commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, warned in Congressional testimony that is China is emboldened when it comes to military action. Also, a popular book was recently published, looking at the potential for a fictitious war, in 2034, between the United States and China.
Meanwhile, an Air Force general said last month that he’s worried the U.S won’t field a sixth-generation future fighter as part of the Next Generation Air Dominance program, in time for a theoretical confrontation with China.
The comments came from Air Combat Command head Gen. Mark Kelly, in a February 26 roundup with reporters, as reported by Defense News.
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