Boeing's CG Team Fleshes Out Future FA-XX Stealth Fighter Design

By Gary Cutlack on at

This slick, featureless fantasy object is how Boeing sees the future of aviation, in the form of a versatile manned or unmanned stealth fighter currently known as the FA-XX.

The rendered plane is a concept of a possible replacement for the US Navy's current Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler units, which will be coming out of service a couple of decades from now. The design of the twin-engine fighter is rather odd, with Boeing deciding that tails are unnecessary when it comes to building America's attack vehicle of the future, while military observers are already pointing out the lack of rear visibility for pilots of the manned version, which will make parking it a bit hard.

If this concept picture gets enough likes on Facebook, the US will put it into service by the 2030s. [Flightglobal via Dvice]