Rus­sia de­vel­op­ing un­manned next-gen fighter

SP's MAI - - UNMANNED -

Rus­sian de­sign­ers are pro­ceed­ing with de­vel­op­ment of an un­manned “six­th­gen­er­a­tion” fighter jet, for­mer Air Force chief Py­otr Deinekin has said. “The sixth-gen­er­a­tion of air­craft will most likely be pi­lot­less. Nat­u­rally, we are ac­tively work­ing on this,” Deinekin said in an in­ter­view with RIA Novosti.

Rus­sia is cur­rently test­ing its pro­to­type fifth-gen­er­a­tion Sukhoi T-50 fighter, a manned air­craft that made its first pub­lic ap­pear­ance two years ago. The US is in­tro­duc­ing its F-35, and Euro­pean pow­ers such as the UK and France have their Typhoon and Rafale fight­ers in ser­vice.

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