The US is One Step Closer to Creating Sixth-Gen Fighter Jet
WASHINGTON, (BM) – US media report that the United States is one step closer to creating a sixth generation fighter, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
This is a family of combat aircraft, which are designated as DCS – Digital Century Series. The main difference between this new generation aircraft, for example, from the F-35 will be that DCS will reach a new level of automation and robotics.
The day before, an office was opened in the United States, whose employees will become responsible for the implementation of the program. This was reported by the portal Defense News. Colonel Dale White, who served as executive director of the intelligence and special operations department, was appointed DCS head of office. In the United States itself, this appointment was called “somewhat unexpected.”
The US Air Force said that the appointment of Colonel White to the post of head of the office for monitoring the implementation of the program for creating a promising fighter is due to the fact that he has “unconventional thinking”. This interpretation was proposed by William Roper, Executive Director of Procurement for the US Air Force, speaking on the basis of the Air Force Wright-Patterson (Ohio).
Roper also recalled that at one time White served as director of the B-21 bombers system program, and also worked in the Air Force science lab.
It is noted that at the first stage, the team of specialists will focus on research on the design of the glider of the future 6 fighter of the first generation. The glider, as stated in the office that started work, must meet, inter alia, the requirements for equipping with the latest weapons, be lightweight and at the same time durable, and become the basis for other aircraft in the future.
The dates for the implementation of the initial phase of the program are named. According to White, such work could be completed in the next five years. At the same time, the Colonel and his subordinates command of the Air Force set the task of voicing the concept of the sixth generation aircraft within six months, and the final strategy – no later than three months after that.
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