Tuesday, May 5, 2009

U.S. Navy "6th Generation" Combat Fighter by Boeing?

It must be the new Spring fashion lineup that the defense industry is rolling out for previews this month.  We are taking a look at the 6th Generation Fighter.

At the Navy League's Sea-Air-Space show at Washington D.C.'s National Harbor on May 5th, there was a interesting rpesentation by Boeing on their proposal for the U.S. Navy's replacement aircraft for the F/A-18 E/F.  A twin engine escapee from the movie "Stealth."  

Nevertheless, its very kickass looking the sweptwing wing, tailess aircraft.  The Northrop-Grumman N-UCAS is also of a similar tailess design.  

This aircraft is described as "6th Generation" combat fighter design.  Article on Aviation Week.com website by Graham Warwick (05/05/2009) link listed below. Boeing artworkincluded with original article.
Ref.Aviationweek.com ( http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post:0b718474-965c-46b6-802d-4e6c642d4f0e). 

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