An artist’s impression of the US Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) fighter jet. Photo: Handout/Boeing
An artist’s impression of the US Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) fighter jet. Photo: Handout/Boeing
Diplomacy

China-US military rivalry: America’s cutting-edge NGAD programme aims to rise above PLA Air Force

  • US fighters and autonomous drones would fight side by side under the new combat concept
  • Air force advances in the US will push Beijing to match American ingenuity and design, analysts say

An artist’s impression of the US Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) fighter jet. Photo: Handout/Boeing
An artist’s impression of the US Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) fighter jet. Photo: Handout/Boeing
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