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Monday, March 19, 2018

The KLA said, what will be the Russian sixth generation jet fighter

In the United aircraft Corporation (UAC) has lifted the veil on the creation of the sixth generation fighter. It is expected that the prototype will take to the air until 2025.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

“He’ll go up in the air as we plan, no later than two to three years after 2020”, – said TASS, the head of the KLA Vladimir Mikhailov, who previously held the post of commander-in-chief of the Russian air force.

He noted that the appearance of the future fighter is already defined. According to him, the aircraft will be hypersonic with a speed of several Mach, invisible to the enemy, highly maneuverable and versatile. Single machine will be collected from composite materials.

Although the aircraft will have a cabin, it will be a function of drone management. Mikhailov said the fighter will be armed with hypersonic long-range missiles.

The head of UAC said that currently the project of the sixth generation fighter research work, including technical design.

On the development of sixth generation fighter has become known a few years ago. In the future he will replace the fifth generation fighter T-50, which is currently being tested.

Similar work conducted in the United States. The project entrusted by the Boeing company.

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