PICTURE: Lockheed reveals concept aircraft for post-F-22 replacement

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  1. Neil

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    Lockheed Martin's 2012 calendar -- which your blogger received in the mail but casually deposited, unopened, in the trash -- contained the company's first concept design for a sixth generation fighter to succeed the F-22 after 2030.

    Call her "Miss February".

    The US Air Force has already started the search for the F-X fighter to replace the F-22 after 2030. Boeing and Northrop Grumman have already revealed their concept designs. But the conceptual ideas of the USAF's sole fighter supplier had been a closely guarded mystery. Conceptual aircraft designs should not be mistaken for prototype blueprints, but they do offer some insight into the starting assumptions and philosophies.

    We asked Lockheed to describe the philosophy behind this concept drawing. Here is the company's emailed response in full:





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    truely long term... at least its drawings are thought of... btw amca and f-x are in same stage
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    and would also come at same time frame.... almost after 2020-25​
     
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    i thought 6th gen was also pilotless...!!
     

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