U.S. Air Force commander said the sixth-generation fighters is about to start (Figure)
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According to the U.S.” Air Force Magazine “website December 22, 2009 reported that the U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command (Air Combat Command, ACC) Commander, General William Fraser in a recent interview said, ACC will soon begin working on a 6th generation fighter F-22 fighter jets as active follow-up machine or additions.
Fraser 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 officials of other ACC, 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 (approximately from now 20 years) may choose 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. Fraser specifically pointed out that “with strong penetration ability of air platforms in the future still may be essential.” In addition, he claimed that now started to work-related reasons “to prepare for the future.” (China Aviation Industry Development Research Center Chen Li)