U.S. Air Force revealed the successor to birds of prey may use unmanned technology
F-22 stealth fighter. Source: China Network
WASHINGTON U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command officials in a recent interview said, ACC will soon begin studying a new type of aircraft to active duty F-22 fighter as the successor machine, or complementary.
the official said, ACC is currently doing competency-based assessment, although still at a very early stage, but the relevant research work in the “near future” to start. According to reports, ACC will start in the coming months for a period of 18 months of analysis work to evaluate a variety of technical solutions, when the F-22 began to reach its expected service life (about 20 years from now ) a choice of a program as the successor to the aircraft. In these programs, no one could be considered or manned, and equipped with the new airborne weapon. The official highlighted that: “with a strong platform for the penetration ability of the air is still possible in the future is essential.” (Chen Li)