Preparing for Fourth- and Fifth-Generation Fighter Integration Infographic
By Hamilton Cook, Matt Vallone
Amid all the fanfare around the arrival of fifth-generation fighters in US and allied air forces, it is a mistake to overlook the technological, cultural, operational, and defense industrial disruption these jets will cause as they integrate with legacy aircraft fleets. Avascent’s new white paper, “Getting Ahead of the Curve: Operational Insights at the Dawn of the Fifth-Gen Fighter Era” covers ways to speed up fleet integration, improve the performance of new as well as legacy fourth-generation fighters, save money, and open the door to new defense-industrial models. These are vital insights because, as the infographic illustrates, the US will be approaching a fifth-generation crossover point around the late 2020s, while major allies will only see about a fifth to sixth of their fighter fleets composed of fifth-generation fighters at that time. Browse through our infographic collection here.