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American experts announced some characteristics of a promising sixth generation fighter

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In the cockpit of a fighter. Illustrative photo



In the United States, work continues under the program to create the latest fighter, which can be attributed to the sixth generation of combat aircraft. aviation. The code designation of the program is NGAD. The 6th generation fighter itself is currently designated as F / A-XX, where, according to American tradition, F is from the first letter of the word “fighter” (“fighter”).

Detailed information about the work within the framework of the program and the combat vehicle itself is kept secret, however, some data on the characteristics of the sixth generation American fighter has recently begun to appear. These data appear in the Western media, where materials are published with reference to American specialists involved in the development of the F/A-XX.

In particular, it became known that the first flight of a promising American fighter should be made in 2030. At the same time, the final version of the F / A-XX should appear in the US aviation fleet by 2035. By this time, hundreds of fifth-generation F-35 fighters will be withdrawn from the US Air Force and Navy.

Data are being voiced that the combat radius of action will be about 1,45 thousand km, which is significantly higher than that of the mentioned F-35 fighter.

The US Navy notes that one of the F / A-XX modifications will be a carrier-based version of the fighter. In this case, it is especially important to increase the combat radius of action.

A big stake in the development of the 6th generation fighter in the United States is on its armament. Information is confirmed that it is planned to equip the F / A-XX with combat lasers, as well as hypersonic missiles. At the same time, they will be controlled by an artificial intelligence (AI) system, the initial elements of which are being tested in the United States today. The AI ​​system at the first stage will assist the pilot in choosing the most optimal weapons for hitting a specific target.

The maximum flight speed of the sixth generation fighter at an altitude of 10-12 thousand meters is designated as 2,3 thousand km. In this regard, the United States states that the promising fighter will also be used as an interceptor. Moreover, there is a section of the NGAD program, which involves the creation of an unmanned version of this fighter, where artificial intelligence will control not only weapons, but also by all stages of flight, including those when you need to get away from enemy missiles fired during an attack from the air or from the surface of the Earth.

The United States believes that within 8-10 years they will be able to accomplish the task and deliver up to 2035 sixth-generation fighters to the troops by 250.
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  1. FRoman1984
    FRoman1984 19 January 2022 07: 39
    +12
    Author, what are you writing.
    "Hundreds of F-2035s will be produced by 35"... an anecdote.
    Yes, only by 2035 they will probably saturate the Air Force and the National Guard (F-35A), the Marine Corps (F-35B), and the Navy (F-35C) with them. Plus, import customers such as Switzerland, Finland, Poland, who have not even begun to receive the announced F-35A aircraft.
    This NGAD is replacing the F-22A and F-15C.
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 19 January 2022 07: 46
      +6
      Yes, the author of the news got it all mixed up.
      There are 2 NGAD programs. To replace the FA-18E / F Super Hornet, the FA-XX (naval NGAD) is being developed, to replace the F-15 / 22, a fighter is being created under the Air Force NGAD program. They have nothing to do with the F-35.
      Under the NGAD program, not one manned fighter is being created, but several combat aircraft with and without a pilot. This is precisely the next generation of air dominance systems, and not just the sixth generation fighter. The manned fighter itself is secondary, so it's not even mentioned in the title. Although there used to be F - Fighter - Fighter: JSF, ATF, FX.
      1. Popandos
        Popandos 19 January 2022 10: 00
        -1
        The author has confused a lot of things, for example
        Maximum flight speed
        ... at an altitude of 10-12 thousand meters is designated as 2,3 thousand km.

        Even Trump's super duper rocket, launched from the same fighter, will not catch up with him.
    2. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 19 January 2022 07: 55
      -2
      Quote: FRoman1984
      Author, what are you writing.
      "Hundreds of F-2035s will be produced by 35"... an anecdote.
      Yes, only by 2035 they will probably saturate the Air Force and the National Guard (F-35A), the Marine Corps (F-35B), and the Navy (F-35C) with them.

      They just pecked me here the other day when I said that America F-35 stuffs its “allies” for insane money, but is in no hurry to switch to them. There was even an argument that this is a purely export thing, not intended for the US Army.

      So after all - will they switch to it themselves or will they wait until the "allies" run out of money to buy F-35s? I never understood.
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      2. Opiuk
        Opiuk 19 January 2022 11: 22
        -1
        The information needs to be studied.
        Oct 29, 2019
        The Pentagon has announced a $35 billion contract with Lockheed Martin for the F-34, the largest ever contract for the defense company's costly fighter program.
        The deal provides for the delivery of 478 aircraft.
        Lockheed Martin continues to supply aircraft to the US Army in accordance with the signed contract.
      3. tikhonov66
        tikhonov66 19 January 2022 12: 20
        +1
        "... So after all - will they switch to it themselves or will they wait until the "allies" run out of money to buy F-35s?
        ..."
        F35 - this is such a tool - to extract US GOVERNMENT DEBT from allies ...
        And that instrument flies and how well it is suitable for conducting hostilities - this is all SECONDARY.
        - the main thing is to inflate the cheeks, PR and STEAM, STEAM and steam ...
        Fools of the whole world.
  2. Aerodrome
    Aerodrome 19 January 2022 07: 40
    +2
    American experts announced some characteristics of a promising sixth generation fighter
    I can voice the characteristics of the 7th generation. and even the 8th... AI, blasters, plasma protection, one-button stealth mode....
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 19 January 2022 08: 02
      0
      Quote: Aerodrome
      American experts announced some characteristics of a promising sixth generation fighter
      I can voice the characteristics of the 7th generation. and even the 8th... AI, blasters, plasma protection, one-button stealth mode....

      They forgot the annihilator, the prototype is already there.


      Yes, and an anti-gravity engine powered by a gravity cap - what about the 8th generation without it?
      And so - everything is correct. good laughing
  3. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 19 January 2022 07: 42
    +1
    Of course, it is interesting to speculate on this topic, but for me it would be to live until 2035. And then the remnants of humanity in South America will not build fighters, but engage in survival.
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 19 January 2022 08: 12
      +2
      Quote: Aron Zaavi
      And then the remnants of humanity in South America will not build fighters, but engage in survival.

      Why in South America?
      About the North is clear, about Europe too. North Africa with the Middle East there too.
      And we have a big Siberia. But Central and South Africa are of no interest to anyone - there is no oil there and, consequently, American missiles will not defend democracy there. Australia, finally, unless it imagines itself a "superpower" and the tanks bought in the USA by ferry take in head to send China to attack lol.

      There is still plenty of room for life on Earth...
      1. Mikhail Zhikharev
        Mikhail Zhikharev 19 January 2022 11: 39
        -1
        Yes, the relevance of oil may just decrease ... The Great Musk and Tesla are gaining momentum, in 10-15 years oil consumption may well decrease.
        1. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 19 January 2022 14: 38
          +2
          Quote: Mikhail Zhikharev
          Yes, the relevance of oil may just decrease ... The Great Musk and Tesla are gaining momentum, in 10-15 years oil consumption may well decrease.

          Since the beginning of the 50s, with the opening of the first nuclear power plants, these conversations have been going on and on. And more and more oil is needed.
          And Musk and Tesla will not fix the situation. Yes, Tesla works without oil. And what is it made of? How many of us are now sitting at a computer in a pure wood chair stuffed with horsehair? And what are the bags in the supermarket made of, and the glasses at McDonald's?
          1. Ilgizl
            Ilgizl 20 January 2022 03: 22
            0
            Namely, the 20th century is the century of plastics that are made from petroleum products ...
            1. Zoldat_A
              Zoldat_A 20 January 2022 08: 17
              -1
              Quote: IlgizL
              Namely, the 20th century is the century of plastics that are made from petroleum products ...

              From gas, by the way, it is also possible. For organic chemistry, by and large, it doesn't matter what state hydrocarbons are in - liquid, solid or gaseous.
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    2. vitvit123
      vitvit123 19 January 2022 08: 27
      0
      Well, you recently wrote sarcastically about the proposals of the Russian Federation to the amers, and now you are worried about life expectancy ...
  4. Kaufman
    Kaufman 19 January 2022 07: 44
    -2
    we will not run after them. and we don’t need it, we’re not going to attack anyone, we need it for defense.
    another way is needed, less expensive, but allowing you to keep "partners" in fear
    1. ancestors from Don
      ancestors from Don 19 January 2022 08: 04
      -2
      The idea is correct, but unrealizable, no one will allow Russia's economy to grow, dependence on external loans from the West and the complete liquidation of its resources, multiplied by the venality of the "elite", will not allow this to be done.
    2. 75 Sergey
      75 Sergey 19 January 2022 08: 40
      -1
      The threat of total destruction by the simultaneous activation of all nuclear weapons on our territory, concentrated at one point.
  5. ancestors from Don
    ancestors from Don 19 January 2022 08: 02
    -2
    The United States will lose the military conflict with Russia in any case, but Russia will also weaken, China is the one who will emerge victorious from this swarm of two tigers.
    1. 75 Sergey
      75 Sergey 19 January 2022 08: 30
      -1
      No one will survive - total destruction, even Australia will not sit out ...
      Russia can stop them only by the threat of the total destruction of the entire World, and for this it is not even necessary to deliver ammunition to the territory of the enemy, it is enough to blast them all on its territory at the same time, in one place.
      Therefore, the whole world should be interested, so that NATO would not be easy for us.
      You see, we, during this time, will resolve the issue with the leadership of the Country, but they can become kinder.
  6. bar
    bar 19 January 2022 08: 09
    -3
    it is planned to equip the F / A-XX with combat lasers, as well as hypersonic missiles.

    Will Jedi swords be issued to pilots?
    1. Kaufman
      Kaufman 19 January 2022 08: 26
      -3
      Jedi with swords and a cup of coffee seem to be sitting in the hangar and looking at the monitor
  7. 75 Sergey
    75 Sergey 19 January 2022 08: 29
    0
    And they will put...
  8. Engineer Schukin
    Engineer Schukin 19 January 2022 08: 38
    -6
    Quote: Zoldat_A
    Quote: FRoman1984
    Author, what are you writing.
    "Hundreds of F-2035s will be produced by 35"... an anecdote.
    Yes, only by 2035 they will probably saturate the Air Force and the National Guard (F-35A), the Marine Corps (F-35B), and the Navy (F-35C) with them.

    They just pecked me here the other day when I said that America F-35 stuffs its “allies” for insane money, but is in no hurry to switch to them. There was even an argument that this is a purely export thing, not intended for the US Army.

    So after all - will they switch to it themselves or will they wait until the "allies" run out of money to buy F-35s? I never understood.

    Maybe it’s better for you not to write at all on a military forum with such a level of consideration and knowledge of materiel?
  9. APASUS
    APASUS 19 January 2022 09: 14
    -1
    it is planned to equip the F / A-XX with combat lasers, as well as hypersonic missiles.

    How much does he take on the combat load? And then combat lasers, death rays, or how they copied from Star Wars ...............
  10. riwas
    riwas 19 January 2022 10: 43
    0
    The maximum flight speed of the sixth generation fighter at an altitude of 10-12 thousand meters is designated as 2,3 thousand km.

    2,3 thousand km, probably per hour. Then somewhere around 640 m/s, i.e. supersonic. On the F-35, anti-radar coatings were not kept on supersonic.
  11. Lawyer1
    Lawyer1 19 January 2022 11: 12
    -1
    Understood nothing. So the final version should appear by 2035, or will there be 250 aircraft by this year?
    1. Opiuk
      Opiuk 19 January 2022 11: 56
      -1
      The new F/A-XX fighter program will replace the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighters starting in 2030. Why the author wrote about the withdrawal of hundreds of F-35s is not at all clear, given that by that time the United States is not yet sure that they will receive all the planned F-35s whose service life will be until 2060, apparently the author did not understand that F / A-XX is not a replacement for the F-35, at least at the moment the US is thinking, but let's say a more advanced partner. As the F-35 now serves in the Navy alongside the F-18, so will the F/A-XX serve with the F-35.
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  13. Citisen
    Citisen 19 January 2022 14: 33
    -8
    Quote: tikhonov66
    F35 - this is such a tool - to extract US GOVERNMENT DEBT from allies ...
    And that instrument flies and how well it is suitable for conducting hostilities - this is all SECONDARY.
    - the main thing is to inflate the cheeks, PR and STEAM, STEAM and steam ...

    Yes, the plane flies great. And not only flies, but also shoots. Enough to cast a shadow on the wattle fence.
    Your words are more related to SU 57.
    Which they dream of selling to someone <but something is not visible who want to line up. and then it will become obsolete without having time to start serially.
  14. Citisen
    Citisen 19 January 2022 14: 42
    -7
    Quote: Popandos
    Even Trump's super duper rocket, launched from the same fighter, will not catch up with him.

    When the Americans bring this rocket to mind, and apparently they have very little time left, then we will have to shudder.
    A little more and they will begin mass production. Expected volume 5000! missiles.
    How do you like this amount of real hypersound? With a direct-flow engine and a range of 5000 km?

    Therefore, of course, I want to shout "Hurrah" and throw caps in honor of the Supreme, but the reality may turn out to be completely different.
    Especially with those "technological" achievements that overtook Russia.
    At the moment, Russia is capable of producing about a hundred Calibers per year.
    Which, as you know, have nothing to do with hypersound.
    Vanguards will be only 12!
    I will not say anything about Daggers and yet non-existent \ serial \ Zircons.
    I will only note < that the body of the Zircon is made of a beryllium alloy.
    Who cares, look how much beryllium costs and draw conclusions.
    1. Lonely loner
      Lonely loner 19 January 2022 15: 45
      -2
      You know the performance characteristics of this product (range 5000 km), do not tell me where you got them from?
  15. Badabum
    Badabum 19 January 2022 16: 45
    -3
    In 2035, Russia will have 111 Su 57s + 5 Su 75s, Washington is in flight, Putin has outwitted everyone.
  16. lvov_aleksey
    lvov_aleksey 19 January 2022 17: 55
    -1
    The maximum flight speed of the sixth generation fighter at an altitude of 10-12 thousand meters is designated as 2,3 thousand km. In this regard, the United States states that the promising fighter will also be used as an interceptor. Moreover, there is a section of the NGAD program, which involves the creation of an unmanned version of this fighter, where artificial intelligence will control not only weapons, but also all stages of flight, including those when you need to get away from enemy missiles fired during an attack from the air or from the surface of the Earth.




    they want to surpass our moment-31, and then we will then be in their time 2035 where will we be ?! Funny...
    ps everyone knows the characteristics of the MIG-31, but I don’t voice the modifications
    1. Dima l
      Dima l 20 January 2022 16: 39
      -1
      Okay MIG-31, they even fall short of some modifications of the F-15 ...
      The truth may not be the maximum speed, since no one really bothers with it?