Next-Generation Air Dominance (NGAD)

By Steve Trimble
Collaboration defines the operational role of a new class of autonomous combat systems as well a new model for foreign industry partners.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Guy Norris
Pratt & Whitney’s proposed adaptive engine for the U.S. Air Force’s Next Generation Air Dominance fighter has moved closer to the detailed design review stage.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Brian Everstine
The service, blocked from starting new acquisition programs, used a long-standing autonomy demonstration effort to begin CCA work.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Steve Trimble
As a major F-35 program upgrade stalls shipments, Lockheed executives reconsider their appetite for risk with the Next-Generation Air Dominance program on deck.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Brian Everstine
The service is embedding testers in the program office and company teams to develop a swift test timeline.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Brian Everstine
Faced with an expected influx of testing with current infrastructure and staff maxed out, Edwards AFB aims to reinvent itself.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Graham Warwick
From new fighters to launchers, airline production ramps to air taxi certifications, 2024 will be a busy year.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

By Brian Everstine
A potential mandatory cut in addition to ongoing continuing resolutions have military officials blasting congressional inaction on Pentagon plans.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Steve Trimble
Repeated sightings of a new form of low-observable features means infrared stealth technology is progressing out of military and industry laboratories.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

By Steve Trimble, Tony Osborne, Brian Everstine
An ongoing software problem haunts Lockheed Martin’s production and modernization agenda for the F-35 as a raft of new competitors hit key milestones in 2024.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Brian Everstine
Congressional authorizers want a broad relook at U.S. Air Force and Navy tactical aircraft force structure.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Steve Trimble
Most fighter aircraft made in the U.S. are in line to get improved radar warning receivers and self-protection jammers.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

By Brian Everstine
The company said its digitally designed engine has completed a digital preliminary design review.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Steve Trimble
Military analysts are trying to map the flow of bits of data across a vast battlespace, seeking ways to dramatically improve the capability of munitions.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

By Brian Everstine
The company is providing development work for F/A-XX.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Bill Sweetman
The U.S. plan for TacAir has many strands, providing multiple opportunities for angst—or catastrophe.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Steve Trimble
The unit’s general manager confirms to Aviation Week that the company is engaged in low-rate production activities.
Supply Chain

By Brian Everstine
Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman are vying for the NGAD program while the three military services are teaming on uncrewed aircraft development.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Brian Everstine
The U.S. Navy’s secretive next-generation fighter program has completed concept refinement and has moved into a design maturation phase.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Steve Trimble
The capital investments by Boeing are supporting the company's "future franchise" programs, which possibly include the Next Generation Air Dominance program.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Joe Anselmo, Graham Warwick, Jen DiMascio, Steven Grundman
The differentiator in military programs is shifting from platforms to software. Listen in to hear how this change is transforming industry.
Check 6

By Brian Everstine
The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin are beginning the second phase of yearly iterative updates to the F-22 fleet.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Brian Everstine
Rather than proceeding with a new F-35 engine, the service is using remaining Adaptive Engine Transition Program funds for sixth-generation development.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Jen DiMascio, Steve Trimble, Michael Bruno
Editors discuss Northrop's exit from the U.S. Air Force’s competition to replace the F-22 and the implications of L3Harris’ acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne.
Check 6

By Steve Trimble
New technology is making simulated training more powerful than ever, but obstacles remain for the U.S. military to exploit recent advances fully.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare