Sixth-Generation Fighters

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Sixth-gen horizons: Europe's simmering fighter race

While the last three decades have seen Europe support three combat jet fighters of the fourth/fourth-plus generation by 2018 the continent was embarking on two distinct efforts to build a sixth-generation fighter

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Next phase for Future Combat Air System as £250m contract awarded

The UK Ministry of Defence announced on July 29 the signing of a £250m contract with British industry ‘Team Tempest’ partners to develop the next generation of combat air

UK FCAS moves to concept and assessment phase

The UK’s Future Combat Air System programme has moved to the concept and assessment phase following the award by the Ministry of Defence of a £250m design and development contract to BAE Systems

The Best Sixth Generation Fighter Concepts

From robot-built fighters with virtual cockpits to the Mach 6 ‘Son of Blackbird’, the coming years will see the introduction of the most advanced military aircraft ever made.