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U.S. Air Force looks in 2030, Next Generation Air Dominance Concepts

September 13, 2019

U.S. Air Force looks like this in 2030, Next
Generation Air Dominance Concepts. The U.S. Air Force has released a short video
depicting how it thinks aerial warfare might look by the end of the next decade. It’s
a futuristic, but in many ways incomplete vision full of advanced stealthy manned jets,
semi-autonomous unmanned combat air vehicles, lasers and other directed energy weapons,
and a potentially artificial intelligence brings it all together.
The Air Force Research Laboratory, one of the service’s top research and development
arms, put in March 2018 as a “Call To Action” for the Air Force 2030 project.
The first scene depicts an F-35A Joint Strike Fighter working together with six stealth
unmanned combat air vehicles. For years now, the Air Force, and Research Laboratory in
particular, has been working on this type of manned-unmanned teaming, which it has referred
to as the “Loyal Wingman” concept. the F-35 along with unmanned asset loaded
with sensors. It could also potentially help with the Air Force’s chronic pilot shortage
by significantly expanding the capabilities a single manned aircraft or Unmanned.
The concepts shows much more advanced loyal wingmen with completely tailless, low-observable
planforms, internal weapons bays, and an in-flight refueling receptacle on top of the fuselage.
Both the Air Force and the U.S. Navy have demonstrated the ability to refuel an unmanned
aircraft in mid-air. such a force could potentially penetrate deep into denied enemy areas full
of integrated air defenses. sixth generation fighters with Laser-armed.
sixth generation fighter employing a laser weapon to shoot down an enemy aircraft. This
combination is also something the Air Force has expressed an interest and maybe closer
to reality. Air Force Research Laboratory is leading a
project to develop an experimental podded solid-state laser weapon for fighter jets
under the Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) program. The main goal there is to
demonstrate a system that would be able to shoot down incoming missiles.
But if this arrangement works, it could provide a starting place for an offensive directed
energy weapon. Such a system could theoretically work in both air-to-air and air-to-ground
roles and could offer a host of advantages over more traditional guns, missiles, and
bombs. And the tailless sixth generation stealth
fighter shooting down another aircraft in a stereotypical dogfight, the Air Force is
still in the process of outlining what it wants from this future aircraft. In its latest
budget request for the 2019 fiscal year, the service asked for more than $500 million to
continue work on this Next Generation Air Dominance platform, which it has also referred
to in the past as Penetrating Counter Air. But it’s clear that the Air Force as a whole,
already has some understanding of the kind of capabilities it is most interested in pursuing.
After giving a brief overview of the service’s already significant history of science and
technology research and development work, the Air Force 2030 advanced air warfare concepts.
the Next Generation Air Dominance program in the 2018 fiscal year. At present, the indication
is that the goal is still have a piloted platform, but unmanned systems are increasingly the
way of the future and the final design, “We believe you have to go fight the enemy
in their airspace if you want to make air superiority work,” U.S. Air Force General
Mike Holmes, head of the service’s Air Combat Command, said in 2017. “Certainly we think
we’re going to pursue counter-air, we’re going to pursue suppression and destruction
of enemy air defenses, we’re going to have to pursue an electronic warfare component
of that.” It’s an aircraft that will fit into this
otherwise potentially revolutionary concept of aerial warfare.
Air Force Research Laboratory has since released concept art of a more purpose built drone
wingman under a project called Low Cost Attritable Aircraft Technology . That design looked very
similar to the XQ-222 Valkyrie, a multi-purpose unmanned aircraft from drone maker the U.S.
Air Force also calls the XQ-58A. It’s also worth noting that many of these
and other critical assets are curiously absent in that video, including the B-21, advanced
intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance platforms, new aerial refueling tankers, fully
autonomous (UCAV), and anything space related. Thank You For Watching. Please Like, Share,
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  • Reply Crazy Scorpion March 27, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    What ? we will still be alive in 2030 ? very optimistic !!!

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  • Reply Leslie Grayson March 28, 2018 at 8:18 am

    thats the way I thought it would be…

  • Reply ZÉ BITO BITO April 2, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Finalmente e um grande projeto para 20130 dos U.S / força aérea.

  • Reply maonarin narin April 3, 2018 at 4:40 am

    This look better and the killer in the sky ever!!

  • Reply Stargazer8in April 3, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    I think this is the next next generation. There is something today to replace the F-22 we don't know about and this is what comes after.

  • Reply Richard Lumley Smith June 16, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    USA cannot afford to build a big enough airforce and China will dominate trade and finance on the World.This is sadales pitch for trillions of extra dollars.USA is bankrupt – China can produce planes quicker are more advanced -but that will also dominate Space Weapons .USA can dream but F35 indicates the truth !

  • Reply Richard Lumley Smith September 9, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Pistol history shows empires built around families are the norm and as Bush senior said "If they ever find out what we have done they will lynch us all"! China has a history of empires and present leader can do whatever he wants in fact he is the new emperor in Chinese history. Trump on the other hand cannot do anything without Congress approval – civil war will make USA ungovernable. China can just do whatever the leader wants and remember in China fraud by senior party officials is punished with loss of life. CHINA going back to a system that has existed for thousands of years until after industrial revolution West started colonial raids on East to seize gold and assets from countries unable to defend themselves.

  • Reply Corrine Tsang December 17, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Besides authorizing 4 billion dollars in the budget ,Trump authorized one billion dollars for Lockheed -Martin to developed a 6th generation SR-72.Typed Wang Zhenguo and Dark Sword to find more information on China s 6th generation airplanes and drones.

  • Reply Running Out of Air April 21, 2019 at 1:30 am

    This is the movie TERMINATOR!!! The un-manned "helper wingman" go rogue & say bye bye to humanity. Don't believe the elite control & run HOLLYWOOOD & what is funded, like future technology? Watch my video.

  • Reply david quintana April 29, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Todos los países deberían de destruir las armas atómicas y si hay una querra que sea convencional como la primera y segunda guerra mundial que cada quien demuestre su ingenio ,hablo así hablando de guerra lo ideal sería que nunca haya guerra pero el que se quiera pelear que no perjudique a los demás que los demás harán todo lo posible para que se dejen de pelear.

  • Reply Renard Atkins July 29, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    SOMEBODY, PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME THIS "APOLOGIA" OF (unsubstantiated) "CHRONIC PILOT SHORTAGE", AS A REASON FOR THE CONCEPT OF THE "UNMANNED" DRONE JET FIGHTER PROGRAM! That's like saying American males' testosterone levels have been reduced by half since the last generation! Millions of "Yankee" men (and women,) are injuring themselves falling over each other to get the chance to qualify for this new "Air Combat Service" (actually, the concept is more like an extra-stratospheric "space command", reminiscent of that old H.G. Wells-inspired movie-starring the very 'scary' Raymond Massey-"SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME")! May I say, that "News" intelligence to the American public has become very "sketchy", of late since Pres. "Chump" started squatting in the Oval Office.
    Besides this "expose", hardly anything was fed to the public about NASA's "ARTEMIS" Project, to return Americans to the Moon-tentatively-as early as 2024, A.D.! The aforementioned "Oaf-of-Office" hasn't kept the public informed at all about this (though I'll bet a bag full of "Buffalo Nickles" against an equal volume of gold bullion) that he'll take all the credit (long after he's out of office, impeached, and sitting in federal prison,) that it was all his idea and initiative to begin with!!!

  • Reply Renard Atkins July 29, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME THE "CONCEPT" OF "UNMANNED FIGHTER DRONES"! I mean, have testosterone levels in males somehow have reduced over the last generation? It's hard to believe that a world-premiere innovative nation such as the United States wouldn't have an army of of wild-eyed, enthusiastic males (and females) falling over each other in recruitment to this "wunder-weapon", Ariel service! I'm reminded of that old (badly-directed, I might add,) H.G. Wells "futurist" sci-fi movie "SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME" (starring the very scary Raymond Massey). The public hasn't been informed of this, much less of the NASA-sponsored "ARTEMIS" Project, to return Americans to the Moon, tentatively, by 2024! The "Oaf-in-Office" has failed in informing the public of these monumental works-in progress (and I do believe that he is sabotaging the scientists efforts in both endeavors by his negligence-at the very least-as by incompetence, and distractions (look how long he stalled on 'updating' the "911 FIRST-RESPONDERS' FUND BILL", to give full compensatory aid to the "World Trade" uniformed responders, their families and survivors, for life)!

    Let's hope that this space program brings innovations in Technology, industrialization, etc. as the (admittedly, half-hearted APOLLO PROJECT did, of which "benefits" we are still reaping…albeit, with rapidly diminishing returns!!!

  • Reply Renard Atkins July 29, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    I SHOULD ADD (for the sake of the uninformed-now mostly middle-aged "Gen-Xers", today,) that the "concept" of "Directed Energy Bean Weapons" was long-ago (1970s-early 1980s,) a contested "live" research project during (mostly) the Reagan Administration! The Russians, under dictator Yuri Andropov was planning yet another annexation of Western Europe, and they were emboldened by a weak-willed Ronald Reagan to respond to the dire situation at the time, and also by the duplicitous Vice-President GEORGE H.W. BUSH'S nefarious machinations in seemingly tearing down American military might! Things appeared to be going Yuri's way, until suddenly, on the evening of March 23rd., 1983 A.D.) Reagan suddenly, to the surprise of all (especially Bush,) announced to the nation, the "S.D.I." ("STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE "), to the american, and world public, in developing plasma, and energy-pulsed beam weapons "laser" orbiting platforms, in space and on the ground to thwart the Russian Nuke "I.C.B.M." build-up, anticipating a nuclear strike (remember the movie "FAIL-SAFE"?)! Well, we were very close back then, in the mid 1980s, and (former "C.IA."-honcho, "Daddy" Bush, 'shocked-and Awed" by the sudden announcement (as he was deliberately kept 'out-of-the-"loop",)was visibly acting more like a 'saboteur" of the President's plan, than anything "patriotic")! Pres. "Chump", the present "Oaf-of Office" is virtually 'out-of-the-loop' of both the "ARTEMIS" MANNED (return-to-the-Moon)SPACE PROJECT, and these new "wunder", beam weapons, extra-atmospheric jet concepts!!!

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