Sukhoi Says Sixth Generation Russian Aircraft May Be Unmanned

The sixth-generation Russian aircraft will likely be unmanned, with reference to CEO of UAC-Integration Center, Deputy CEO of  Sukhoi on avionics, Viktor Polyakov.

"Today the sixth-generation aircraft’s final terms and performance have not been defined. Presumably, it will be an unmanned aircraft", - Polyakov said.

According to him, USA focused on development of unmanned vehicles upon completion of the projects for development of fifth-generation fighters (F-22, F-35). However, some sources report that the next-generation manned aircraft is also being developed.

"It will be a sixth or seventh generation. I cannot tell you now, because it depends on the aircraft’s mission. It depends on the purpose of the project", - he added.

We remind you that the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian air forces, Lieutenant General Viktor Bondarev, said earlier that in future UAVs will be used not only for reconnaissance missions, but also for attacking the enemy. That is why the air forces must be able to make the best use of the UAVs.

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