NGAD

Air Force considering wide range of options to team robotic wingmen with other platforms

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The Air Force plans to develop “collaborative combat aircraft” in the coming years and link them with crewed systems.

Air Force still fleshing out acquisition strategy for NGAD robotic wingmen

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Plans for the highly classified Next-Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) initiative include a new manned stealth fighter that would team with new autonomous drones or “collaborative combat aircraft."

HASC chairman worried about making big bets on Air Force’s next-gen fighter

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The NGAD fighter is projected to cost hundreds of millions of dollars per plane to procure.

Air Force sees 2 business models for integrating robotic wingmen into combat formations

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The Air Force plans to acquire interoperable robotic wingmen that it can “mix and match” with a variety of manned aircraft.

Air Force’s next-gen fighter program transitions to critical development phase

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The secretive NGAD program has reached a key milestone in the acquisition process, the secretary of the Air Force said.

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