USAF Picks Key Technologies For F-22 Follow-On ( Video )

USAF Picks Key Technologies For F-22 Follow-On ( Video )

Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, stresses the importance of developing a sophisticated new aircraft to replace the F-22, particularly as potential adversaries develop ever more advanced weapons like Russia’s recently designated Su-57 stealth fighter.

“That’s a good-looking airplane, and certainly it will pose threats to our fourth-generation airplanes and we will have to continue to work to improve the F-22 all the time and the F-35 to try to keep an advantage there,” Holmes said in an interview here Aug. 17. “Eventually you will run into a limit in your ability to improve those platforms, and so we need to have something else ready.”