Russia's Sukhoi Comes Up With 6th Gen Fighter Design

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  1. Atilla

    Atilla Major

    Oct 25, 2015
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    Russia's Sukhoi comes up with first designs of 6th-generation fighter — deputy PM
    MOSCOW, March 2. /TASS/. Russia’s Sukhoi design bureau has presented the first blueprints for the sixth-generation fighter jet development, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Wednesday.

    "I’m referring also to new design concepts briefly presented by the Sukhoi design bureau and by the general designer appointed for all aircraft systems and armaments," Rogozin told reporters after a meeting on the military aviation development. "They have really come up with the designs for the creation of the sixth-generation fighter."

    He also said that as of today the Russian aircraft building industry "is currently engaged in state testing of the fifth-generation fighter." According to Rogozin, it is necessary to look far ahead now in order to attain new quality of Russian aviation. In addition, to retain the positions it is necessary to rejuvenate the personnel, consolidate the industry, engage in its technical re-equipment and cooperate with all to the industry advantage. New radio-electronic technology and new armaments are the priorities, Rogozin said.

    Meanwhile, Commander of the Russian Aerospace Forces Viktor Bondarev told reporters on Wednesday that Russia's sixth-generation fighter is being developed in both manned and unmanned versions. "It (the plane) will be modified in both versions," Bondarev said, answering a TASS question. "If we stop, we will stop forever," the commander added. "Therefore, the work is going on - on the sixth and perhaps the seventh (generation) fighters."

    Bondarev declined to specify how long it may take to create the plane’s unmanned version but made it clear that it is a matter of the next few years.

    In 2014, Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) said that the first such aircraft would be built in the second half of the 2020s. Now Russia tests the fifth-generation fighter - PAK FA (also known as T-50). It performed its maiden flight in 2010. The plane’s state tests are expected to be completed in 2016, and in 2017 its serial deliveries will begin.
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  2. Falcon

    Falcon Lieutenant Colonel Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Russia's PAK-FA will be ready in 2017 according to the article but I expect delays as tests always reveal something that needs to be improved. If the Russian's can develop a 6th Generation Fighter in roughly 10 years then that is very impressive but they will be just releasing their 5th Generation fighter 10+ years after the introduction of the F-22.

    American Air Superiority continues into the 21st century.

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    PAK-FA T-50 To Get A New 5th Gen Engine, Production Will Start In 2018
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