Who knows?Prior to this they were talking about investigating different approaches to next generation combat aircraft ala the Century series in the late 1950s. I wonder what happened to that. Maybe budgetary constraints?
I am just speculating based off the statement that members of congress have already seen this aircraft. That just makes me think it is much further along in development that previously estimated. I just don't see why members of congress would need to be shown some prototype plane that isn't representative of the final aircraft may be. Are members of congress routinely shown prototypes of potential future aircraft? That would be pretty cool if true!