The Air Combat Command is beginning to define what might follow the so-called fifth-generation fighters, such as the F-22. “We’ve stood up a sixth-gen fighter office here, and we’re starting to figure out what the attributes should be,” says USAF Maj. Gen Tom Andersen, the command’s director of requirements. “Survivability will be huge, so how do you do that— with speed, stealth or some combination? Affordability is critical, because $500 million per air vehicle doesn’t do much good.” ...

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