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Air Force Wants to Invest Heavily in Next-Gen Technologies

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By Oriana Pawlyk  |  |  Feb. 15, 2018 

The Air Force has long made clear it wants to conduct rapid research and testing on new equipment that can give it a competitive edge against near-peer adversaries, such as China and Russia, while also prototyping weapons for the advanced fight.

And it plans to start investing heavily in that goal soon, its new budget request for Fiscal 2019 shows. The service asked for $504 million next year for its next-generation air dominance research, development, test and evaluation program, according to the document.

And that's not all: In its future years defense program [FYDP], showing the next five years of planned spending, the Air Force shows a planned investment of roughly $11 billion over the course of five years for RTD&E on next-gen air dominance.

But what will the end product be?...  READ MORE

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