Russian design bureau starts developing 6th generation fighter

Moscow engineers are designing a 6th generation fighter jet. Pictured: Russian fifth-generation fighter jet T-50.

Moscow engineers are designing a 6th generation fighter jet. Pictured: Russian fifth-generation fighter jet T-50.

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A sixth-generation fighter will also have an unmanned modification

The Sukhoi design bureau has started working on the development of a sixth-generation fighter, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told journalists on March 2.

"The Sukhoi design bureau very briefly presented some new groundwork today. The matter concerns ideas regarding the development of a sixth-generation fighter, although the fifth-generation fighter is still undergoing state trials today," Rogozin said following a conference dealing with combat planes at the Sukhoi design bureau.

According to the Russian Aerospace Forces Commander Viktor Bondarev, a sixth-generation fighter will also have an unmanned modification.

"It will have various modifications, this and that," Bondarev told reporters.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin also pointed out the high level of dialogue between the command of the Aerospace Forces and the industry.

"The meeting analyzed the combat use of aviation. We stated a high level of dialogue between the command of the Russian Aerospace Forces and industry, and our military science," Rogozin said.

Rogozin said all issues relating to the use of weapons are discussed by the military and industry. "The high mastery of the use of these weapons and the high combat qualities of the aviation that was created are stated," Rogozin said.

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