The U.S. Air Force could release next month the findings of its research into the next generation of fighter aircraft and weapon systems, Reuters reported Thursday.
Andrea Shalal writes Lt. Gen. Mike Holmes, Air Force’s deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and requirements, said the initiative will help the military service lay the groundwork for a new acquisition program to address its air dominance goals by 2030.
“It won’t be just one airframe that comes out of it,” he told reporters Thursday.
“It’ll be a family of systems that helps us make sure we can guarantee the air superiority that the joint force depends on.”
The Air Force is scheduled to deploy an initial squadron of Lockheed Martin-built F-35s in August.