Air Force eyes $22 billion for NGAD in future years plan to keep ahead of China

By Jason Sherman / March 23, 2023 at 4:06 PM
The Air Force is backing plans that aim to "sustain" air supremacy over China with $22 billion in the fiscal year 2024 five-year spending plan, a 70% hike compared with the $13 billion FY-23 future-years forecast for the Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) capability by significantly increasing research and development funding in FY-27 and FY-28. More than a decade after the Pentagon brass approved Air Force plans to begin work on an F-22 follow-on capability, the FY-24 budget includes substantial...

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