The United States was naive to believe that the emergence of joint attack fighter planes would reduce opportunities for other fighters, but the fact is that more and more competitors,
F-35 become dominant global demand for military aircraft farther and farther.
But in recent years, countries around the world have renewed interest in fighter aircraft substitutes, many of which may not be able to invest in the five generation of American warplanes.
According to AvascentAnalytics data, the total number of ongoing or potential competition fighter models, bombers and attack aircraft, a total of 54.
There are 21 competitors with only a certain strength, including 7 in Asia, 4 in the Americas, 8 in Europe, 2 in the Middle East and North africa.
Overall, the total value of the aircraft development projects in these areas between 2011 and 2027 was $106 billion 700 million.
Still mysterious American air force future bomber
Details of the American air force long-range strike bomber (known as the B 21 bomber) are few and far between, but there is no doubt that the next ten years will have huge amounts of money to invest in the program.
In October 2015, the air force awarded Northrop Grumman B-21 contract design. Most of the details of the plan are confidential, rarely disclosed details, but should progress more smoothly, Northrop recently quietly reached a milepost, end of the preliminary design review.
Japan outlook for future technology
More interesting work has taken place in Japan, where they are struggling to cope with China's fifth generation fighter aircraft and other advanced platforms in the region.
"Earlier, F-2's programs were expensive, and they didn't get very good airplanes, but they did help technology innovation in the business sector," says Avascent, a market analyst at AaronLin.
"The government has recognized the commercial value of the project and is now hoping that ATD-X (once X-2 is handed over to the government as MHI) serves as the fifth generation of technology platforms". The 2018 milestone is to determine whether Japan will acquire its fifth generation fighter through full domestic development, joint development with foreign partners or foreign "off the shelf" platforms.
Of course, Japan's sixth generation fighter is another independent project, and is still in the conceptual stage. The sixth generation plan will draw some lessons from the fifth generation program, but, like other countries, Japan is still trying to figure out what defines the details of a sixth generation fighter.
In accordance with Japan's defense ministry 2010 project document, the concept of the sixth generation aircraft requires all the technology until about 2030-2050 years.
Northrop Grumman won the October 2015 B-21 development contract.
The company beat Boeing, Lockheed martin.
Planned investment (2011 through 2027): $45 billion 300 million
Number of deliveries (2011 through 2027): 6
By 2030s, up to 100 new aircraft will be launched into the Japanese air force self defense force, and the Japanese defense ministry is expected to sign the contract in the summer of 2018.
Planned investment (2011 through 2027): $17 billion 900 million
Planned inputs (2011 through 2027): 42
The plan aims to start replacing 2020 of the existing fleet, but delays have occurred. Indonesia is a partner in the program, which will share results and cost 20%.
Planned investment (2011 through 2027): $8 billion 400 million
Number of deliveries (2011 through 2027): 20
India plans to replace about 100 medium range air superiority fighters MIG-21 and MIG-25, which have long served as aviation units, and have made some achievements intermittently, but they are still working hard.
Planned investment (2011 through 2027): $7 billion 500 million
Number of deliveries (2011 through 2027): 60
In the past, Vietnam purchased a large number of Russian made aircraft, and in the early 20s of this century, Russia may consider procurement of the fifth generation of PAK-FA fighters, or procurement Su -35S to improve air combat capability.
Planned investment (2011 through 2027): $6 billion 400 million
Number of deliveries (2011 through 2027): 33