Podcast: The End of the Fighter Era?


Kratos’ XQ-58A unmanned combat aircraft demonstrator.

Credit: U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

SpaceX’s Elon Musk may have stunned the Air Force Association with his statement that the time for manned fighter aircraft has passed.

Aviation Week editors explain why that was shocking – and why it wasn’t. Listen as AviationWeek editors weigh in.

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Jen DiMascio

Based in Washington, Jen manages Aviation Week’s worldwide defense, space and security coverage.

Steve Trimble

Steve covers military aviation, missiles and space for the Aviation Week Network, based in Washington DC.

Graham Warwick

Graham leads Aviation Week's coverage of technology, focusing on engineering and technology across the aerospace industry, with a special focus on identifying technologies of strategic importance to aviation, aerospace and defense.


1 Comment
I would much rather read a transcript than taking the time to listed to a whole podcast. Might this option be made possible?
Ian Hollingsworth