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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Pentagon Unveils Program to Help Build 6th Generation Fighter

F/A-XX sixth-gen fighter conceptThe Pentagon is poised to unveil a new collaborative research program in the upcoming 2016 defense budget submission which will seek to identify and develop dominant, next-generation aircraft technologies for the Air Force and Navy.

Frank Kendall, the Pentagon’s chief weapons buyer, mentioned the effort Wednesday to lawmakers on the House Armed Services Committee at a hearing on Pentagon technology and acquisition reform.

The new research program will involve the Pentagon’s research arm, called the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency, or DARPA.

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