Forget the F-35: The Navy Must Have A 6th Generation Fighter
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David Axe

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The F-35 just won't cut it.

Key point: It will take another decade before the F-35 is capable of flight.

The U.S. Navy will need a new “sixth-generation” warplane eventually to follow the F-35C stealth fighter that’s just beginning to enter service. But no one has any idea what that new plane might look like. Not even the Navy.

The Navy in February 2019 declared its first front-line F-35C squadron “ready for flight.” Strike-Fighter Squadron 147, based in California, in...

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