Old 25th Feb 2019, 14:48
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etudiant
 
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The entire design chain for high speed aircraft is facing extinction, largely for lack of relevance to the actual challenges of the day.
Nobody needs a 6th generation fighter. Also, given the costs, it stretches credulity to believe that a handful of such will be relevant in any plausible fight.
So these efforts smack of a desperate make work, with no real purpose other than to preserve some capability in the unlikely event it might be needed sometime
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