Air Force Putting Software First for Next-Gen Air Dominance

Written by on July 30, 2022

Air Force Putting Software First for Next-Gen Air Dominance (Updated)

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The Air Force already determined that the replacement for the F-22 Raptor will not be a single plane, but a portfolio of next-generation capabilities to face warfare in a contested environment.

Now, Pentagon leaders say to reach air dominance by the end of the decade, the service needs to shift focus from the hardware to developing software.

The Next-Generation Air Dominance program — known as NGAD — centers around building a new sixth-generation fighter aircraft with an unknown number . . .



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