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Elon Musk: ‘The Fighter Jet Era Has Passed’

May 9, 2020
Kratos XQ-58 Valkyrie – U.S. Air Force photograph

From the Air Force Magazine website

With six words, Elon Musk sent a shudder throughout the great hall in which thousands of Airmen and aerospace industry officials had gathered to hear his comments at the conclusion of AFA’s annual Air Warfare Symposium in February.

“The fighter jet era has passed.”

First came a moment of silence, then a rolling murmur. Reporters tweeted. Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, seated in the front row, sat up straight, then leaned in to hear what followed. The rumble died down.

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