Stavatti Aerospace will be submitting a response to the USAF solicitation to industry for an Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract for the Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) fighter. The Stavatti response will focus upon a domestically oriented variant of the SM-39 Razor that incorporates classified technological advantages over potential adversary platforms.
The SM-39 Razor is twin engine, variable cycle afterburning turbofan powered Multi-Domain Next Generation Air Dominance Fighter and Strike aircraft. Designed to succeed F-15 and F-22 aircraft, the SM-39 is employs prominent wing stakes to significantly reduce drag at supersonic speeds. Capable of level speeds in excess of Mach 4 with a tactical radius of over 1,000 nm on internal fuel, the SM-39 benefits from a planform aligned trapezoidal wing and all moving horizontal tail. With a large array AESA radar, adaptive avionics and EW, internal weapons carriage and thrust vectoring exhaust nozzles, the SM-39 is a low-observable, supermaneuverable aircraft for both land based and naval carrier operations.
Pioneering new approaches in aerodynamics, high temperature airframe structures, efficient variable cycle turbine propulsion, active low-observability and boundary layer control, integrated avionics, synthetic intelligence, enhanced lethality and offensive/defensive directed energy weapons, the SM-39 will be produced in single seat (SM-39S), two seat tandem (SM-39T) and unpiloted autonomous (SM-39U) configurations. The SM-39 will be developed to work in concert with tethered and untethered Collaborative Combat Aircraft including Stavatti’s own SM-31U “Steadfast Stiletto” solution.
Now under development by Stavatti to meet US service needs as well as to serve as an export fighter to replace allied F-15C/D/E/EX/J/K/Q/S aircraft, the SM-39 will be competitively priced and offer significant cost savings over similar class platforms. Designed for exportability, Stavatti began submitting DSP-5 applications to the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) to receive prior approval to market the SM-39 to US allies currently operating the F-15 in April 2023, including Case Number 050773088.
Addressing a global market need for 6th generation Air Dominance Fighters, Stavatti projects that up to 100 SM-39 aircraft will be produced annually by Stavatti at production facilities in the USA, creating more than 2,200 direct jobs for two to five decades.