The United States Navy is requesting $26.9 billion for research and development in fiscal 2024. 5% of this amount, if approved, will be used to develop the F / A-XX secret fighter program.
What is known
The US Navy wants to receive $1.528 billion to develop a sixth-generation carrier-based fighter. The plane is almost completely classified. Moreover, for the first time, the US Navy has openly requested funding for the program.
The F/A-XX will replace the fourth-generation F/A-18E Super Hornet. The aircraft will be able to carry ammunition and will be equipped with electronic warfare equipment. In addition, the sixth generation fighter will be able to act as a communications relay node.
The Navy is cooperating with the Air Force, and it is expected that the F/A-XX will be able to work in conjunction with unmanned aerial vehicles, now called Collaborative Combat Aircraft (CCA). The day before we wrotethat the CCA program could receive funding of approximately $500 million in fiscal year 2024.
Source: The Drive