It has been confirmed that Lockheed Martin (shortly - LMT) is reportedly shopping around a F-35/F-22 hybrid concept, combining aspects of the two 5th-generation fighters as the Pentagon begins work on a 6th-generation fighter that could take decades to develop and field.

It is said backers of a F-35/F-22 hybrid fighter note that it would provide an incremental improvement over the existing, cutting-edge fighters, during the development process of the new 6th generation aircraft which can last very long for. According to a report by Defense One, to counter threats from obvious adversaries like Russia and China, Lockheed has pitched to the Air Force and U.S. allies a fighter that has an upgraded F-22 stealth body and the F-35's avionics.

Air Force is already accelerating the development of a 6th-generation fighter as China ramps up its military. The service is investing nearly $10 billion over the next five years, $2.7 billion more than previously planned, for what is officially called the Next Generation Air Dominance system.

It is worth making a note that currently the U. S. Air Force is already accelerating the development of a 6th-generation fighter as China ramps up its military. The service is investing nearly $10 billion over the next five years, $2.7 billion more than previously planned, for what is officially called the Next Generation Air Dominance system.

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Author: Daniel Kasprzycki
Source: Investor’s Business Daily, www.investors.com  
Photo: Can F-22 and F-35 be merged into one plane? Time will show but LMT is very optimistic about the idea (www.quora.com)