16 septembrie 2019

US Air Force Aims for Rotating Acquisition System to Produce New Jet ‘Every Five Years’


The US Air Force is set to begin a new plane acquisition system that would shed its one-size-fits-all approach to planes that produced the F-35 family of jets. Instead, the service will seek a rotating system, contracting small numbers of jets from different makers, each with a new advance, getting a new plane model “every four or five years.” While Lockheed Martin’s F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II stealth jets are nowhere near the end of their service with the US Air Force, the military [...]