Russia is Developing a 6th Generation, Pilotless Fighter Jet

It will also display its Su-35S 4++ gen and T-50 PAK FA 5th gen fighter jets at the MAKS air show this week.

By Zachary Keck

Russia is developing a sixth-generation aircraft even as it continues developing its fifth-generation designs.

On Tuesday the 2013 MAKS air show opens up in Moscow and Russia is pulling out all the stops for the event.

Ahead of the airshow on Monday, Pyotr Deinekin, a former Russian Air Force chief, said that Russia is actively developing a sixth-generation aircraft, and it will most likely to pilotless.

“The sixth generation of aircraft will most likely be pilotless. Naturally, we are actively working on this,” Deinekin told the Russian newspaper, RIA Novosti in an interview.

He added that Moscow could not skip a generation and would therefore complete all its fifth-generation designs before moving onto the 6th generation fighters.

Read more » The Diplomat
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