America’s ‘Black Program’ – NGAD Drone

Frank Kendall, the secretary of the USAF, recently stated that the service could launch a competition for the sixth-generation drone fighter as early as fiscal 2024.

He was speaking in Arlington, Virginia, at the Defense News Conference 2022.

According to Kendall, as it designs an acquisition plan for a project known as Collaborative Combat Aircraft, 

 the Air Force is currently in "early negotiations" with industry stakeholders (CCA).

The Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) family of systems, which is a part of the service's CCA programme, would field one or more types of unmanned aircraft.

He stated during the Defense News conference that "We have to go acquire money from Congress to do this." 

The Air Force has money in FY23 to "determine precisely how we're

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