How America could build the best stealth fighter in history

If you were put in charge of developing America’s next air superiority fighter—an aircraft purpose-built to dominate the skies over even the most hotly contested warzones of the 21st century—how would you go about doing it?

What systems, capabilities and cutting-edge technologies would you build your new fighter around? That’s a question that was actually posed to America’s premier defense contractors in recent years under secretive developmental programs like the Air Force’s Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) and the Navy’s F/A-XX effort.

And it’s one we aim to answer in this two-parter. This video covers how to make the stealthiest fighter in history. Next week, we’ll cover avionics, countermeasures, and the drone wingmen that’ll fly alongside our notional fighter!