Abstract Ferritic alloys strengthened with NiAl precipitates are being developed for elevated-temperature applications. Due to the high concentration of Al in these alloys, they feature a relatively low density of ∼7gcm−3. In this paper, the high-temperature mechanical behavior of NiAl-strengthened ferritic alloys is reviewed. Further, we discuss another related class of alloys, where the precipitate strengthening is provided by Ni2TiAl-type precipitates rather than NiAl. These relatively unexplored alloys may enhance the creep resistance of precipitate-strengthened ferritic alloys.