Following lack of 'threat-relevant cadence,' Air Force seeks to transform propulsion industrial base for sixth-gen fighters

By Michael Marrow / September 7, 2022 at 2:08 PM
As part of its efforts to develop an engine through the Next Generation Adaptive Propulsion program, the Air Force may be bringing new life to the propulsion industrial base, which one key official recently said has been teetering on the brink of collapse. Five contracts recently issued for the NGAP program have since heralded an evolving approach to propulsion manufacturing, one that Air Force Propulsion Directorate Director John Sneden said in an interview with Inside Defense is key to unlocking...

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