On 16 June, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. described the Next Generation Air Dominance Fighter (NGAD) to the House Armed Services Committee in testimony relating to the fiscal 2022 budget request. Brown said he wants the NGAD to have “multirole” capability, with combat capabilities that assure air dominance but also enable ground strikes against air defenses. It will reportedly have greater payload capacity than the F-22, as well as increased range that matches the requirements of the Indo-Pacific Theater. There may be two variants—one for the Indo-Pacific and one for potential European battle areas. Illustrations courtesy Popular Mechanics, the Bestfighter4canada.blogspot.com and the USAF.