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Russia's Sukhoi Developing Sixth-Generation Fighter

Sputnik News

14:09 02.03.2016(updated 14:25 02.03.2016)

Russia has commenced the creation of a 6-generation jet fighter.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia's Sukhoi aicraft manufacturer has begun the development of a sixth-generation jet fighter, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Wednesday.

'Of course, there were talks today about planned work, ideas for the creation of a sixth-generation fighter. Of course, we are still working on the fifth generation, but the developers are looking forward and that is the right thing to do,' Rogozin said following a meeting on the development of Russia's military aviation.

Meanwhile, Aerospace Forces Commander Col.Gen. Viktor Bondarev said Wednesday that Russia was also working on a seventh-generation jet fighter.

Currently Russia is testing its fifth-generation aircraft, PAK FA. The jets will enter service in 2017.


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