Air Force tacair analysis will consider clean-sheet fighter options for low-end fight

By Courtney Albon / February 17, 2021 at 6:30 PM
The Air Force is working with the Pentagon's cost assessment office to consider options for a future tactical fighter aircraft mix -- one of which is buying a clean-sheet, "4.5-generation" fighter with an open mission systems architecture to help the service counter low-end threats. Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Brown told reporters today during a Defense Writers Group event the service and the cost assessment and program evaluation office have begun the analysis and intend for the work to be...

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