Air Force confirms it has flown NGAD demonstrator

By Courtney Albon / September 15, 2020 at 3:37 PM
Air Force acquisition executive Will Roper announced today the service has flown a full-scale Next-Generation Air Dominance flight demonstrator and has "broken a lot of records in the doing." Speaking to reporters during the Air Force Association's virtual conference, Roper would not provide details about the flights, the aircraft's capabilities or the acquisition strategy. However, he said flying the demonstrator is a significant step toward proving the concept of using digital engineering to develop a new fighter jet. "The reason...

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