April 20, 2024



USAF Sends “Classified Solicitation” For Sixth-Gen Fighters To Military-Industrial Complex

Zero Hedge

By Tyler Durden – May 20, 2023

The US Air Force revealed days ago a classified solicitation to the military-industrial complex for a new stealth six-generation crewed tactical jet that will replace the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor. The effort is part of the service’s Next Generation Air Dominance modernization initiative (NGAD) that will award a contract in 2024 to either Lockheed Martin Corp., Boeing Co., or Northrop Grumman Corp. to produce the new fighter jet that will be combat-ready sometime in the 2030s. 

“This solicitation release formally begins the source selection process, providing the industry with the requirements the Air Force expects for NGAD, as the replacement of the F-22,” USAF wrote in a statement as it gave defense contractors the classified request. 

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