Inside the Air Force - March 17, 2017

Air Force seeks immediate, sharp FY-17 funding increase for sixth-gen fighter

March 16, 2017 |
Jason Sherman
The Air Force is seeking an immediate and dramatic increase in funding for its Next-Generation Air Dominance program, suggesting plans for a new penetrating counterair capability -- also referred to as a sixth-generation fighter -- are poised to accelerate if Congress can provide an additional $147 million in fiscal year 2017 above the $20 million the service originally requested. The service is seeking the new funds to support work on a follow-on to the F-22A Raptor as part of the...

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