Boeing has described its "6th Gen" fighter in combination with a planned F/A-18E/F Block III: Aviation Week One has to beg the question as to wether this is just a ploy to sell some more Rhino's. Would the 6th gen fighter be ready by 2024, considering we know virtually nothing of its design goals or capabilities? Although 16 years is plenty. What would be the criteria for the 6th gen fighter to distinguish it from 5th gen? I thought an interesting comment was "It could be unmanned, but I think you will see a combination of missions -- some manned, some unmanned." Perhaps fitted for but not with a Pilot? It seems the F-35A~C may not be the USAF's last maned fighter after all? I would love to hear some opinions on this project.