But check out these awesome concept fighters Boeing wishfully hopes will replace the venerable F/A-18 someday
Stealthy military planes like these are still years away — the military probably won’t need new fighter jets until 2025 or so. But if Defense Secretary Robert Gates's words in a speech given over the weekend are any indication, big spending on futuristic fighters might be even farther away than that.
In a speech given on the 65th anniversary of V-E Day, Gates echoed former President Dwight Eisenhower’s caution against a military-industrial complex. He said the military is wasting money it can no longer afford to spend, and that it’s going to stop.