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    Re: Russia's 6th-generation fighters

    Post  Mindstorm on Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:35 pm


    Very informative interview with Chief deputy Director at КРЭТ , Владимир Михеев.


    Topic touched :


    - Radio-photonic sensor and EW suit for next generation aircraft and the revolutionary capabilities it will provide

    - Microwave weapons for next generation unmanned vehicles

    - Laser system for active protection against enemy missiles

    - Defensive systems against enemy direct energy weapons

    - Main features of perspective UCAV (hypersonic speed, hypermaneuvrability, capability to travel in near space)

    - Organization of future air squad with a mix of 20-30 UCAV for each manned aircraft



    http://tass.ru/opinions/interviews/4441543


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    Re: Russia's 6th-generation fighters

    Post  Austin on Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:17 am

    New details of the research project "Hunter-B" and the design of the unmanned aerial vehicle S-70

    Some additional details on the development of the unobtrusive unmanned S-70 unmanned aircraft in Russia ("Hunter-B" research project) are reported by Piotr Butowski in the note " Au-dela du Su-57: le Su-70 Okhotnik " published by Air & Cosmos .

    So, the author notes that on October 14, 2011, the Russian Ministry of Defense instructed Sukhoi Company (Sukhoi Design Bureau) to begin research work on the topic "Hunter", whose goal is to create an unmanned reconnaissance and strike system that would have a large Speed ​​and autonomy.In those rare documents where there is mention of the "Hunter", it is characterized as "unmanned aerial vehicle of the sixth generation"


    Expected appearance of UAV C-70 development Sukhoi Design Bureau (with) Piotr Butowski / Air & Cosmos


    Within the framework of the research project "Hunter" Sukhoi Design Bureau is developing a project designated as S-70. According to information to be checked, the S-70 demonstrator was manufactured at the Novosibirsk Aviation Plant named after V.P. Chkalov - a branch of JSC "Company" Sukhoi ". The first flight is scheduled for 2018.

    The specific characteristics of the S-70 are unknown, only guesswork can be built. The weight of the UAV is in the range of 10-20 tons, and the maximum speed is estimated at 1000 km / h. Complex with the S-70 unmanned aerial vehicle for the Hunter-B research project (c) Russian Ministry of Defense (via paralay.iboards.ru)



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    Re: Russia's 6th-generation fighters

    Post  KiloGolf on Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:38 am

    GunshipDemocracy wrote:Not only Ruskies copied design but 30 years earlier make couple of successful orbital and unmanned flights?  But West has shown their moral superiority, only in own opinion of course Smile

    https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Космос-1374



    i ask why CCCP not West or at least  Musk or NASA?

    There's nothing moral in the West. It's all about the cash (see Concorde).
    USSR collapsed because they couldn't figure out that very simple concept. Nobody cares about orbital unmanned flights, unless it's on the new iphone.
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    Re: Russia's 6th-generation fighters

    Post  GarryB on Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:42 pm

    The outside looks rather a lot like MiGs Skat.

    BTW what were the first 5 generations of UCAV that makes this the sixth?
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    Re: Russia's 6th-generation fighters

    Post  Isos on Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:33 pm

    GarryB wrote:The outside looks rather a lot like MiGs Skat.

    BTW what were the first 5 generations of UCAV that makes this the sixth?

    That's stupid to class them by generation. A fighter of the 6th generataion is by US standards a fighter without pilot, so a drone, so not a fighter at all. According to me it is much more probable to see space fighters that are manned and that go in the space than a drone that can "decide" like a man. The paradoxe is that even if computers are much much faster than a man, the man will allways decide faster than the computer and in case of critical decision it is always better to have a man in the cockpit.

    If the drone meets a situation that isn't in its database the consequences can be very dangerous. Like bombing civilians or destroying a civilian jet because of a bug in its IFF while the pilot could have seen it is a civilian jet. And I'm not talking about the terrorist hacking them and using them against civilians. Look all the systems that anyone could have took from irakian and syrian armies during the war. Imagine they achieve to take the system that Iran used to hack the US drone that was shown on TV. I'm not sure governments should let armies use drones, at least not armed drones.

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    Re: Russia's 6th-generation fighters

    Post  T-47 on Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:23 pm

    GarryB wrote:The outside looks rather a lot like MiGs Skat.

    Yeah I heard about that a few years ago, ~2013 I guess. That all MiG-Skat development will be supervised by Sukhoi, even the engineers working on that project.

    BTW what were the first 5 generations of UCAV that makes this the sixth?

    With Stalin I suppose Razz Razz

    Isos wrote:That's stupid to class them by generation. A fighter of the 6th generataion is by US standards a fighter without pilot, so a drone, so not a fighter at all. According to me it is much more probable to see space fighters that are manned and that go in the space than a drone that can "decide" like a man. The paradoxe is that even if computers are much much faster than a man, the man will allways decide faster than the computer and in case of critical decision it is always better to have a man in the cockpit.

    If the drone meets a situation that isn't in its database the consequences can be very dangerous. Like bombing civilians or destroying a civilian jet because of a bug in its IFF while the pilot could have seen it is a civilian jet. And I'm not talking about the terrorist hacking them and using them against civilians. Look all the systems that anyone could have took from irakian and syrian armies during the war. Imagine they achieve to take the system that Iran used to hack the US drone that was shown on TV. I'm not sure governments should let armies use drones, at least not armed drones.


    I agree with you in some part. But I prefer armed drones for suicide mission, like kamikaze or very highly defended targets.
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    Re: Russia's 6th-generation fighters

    Post  GarryB on Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:53 am

    The paradox is that if it is a suicide drone then it needs to be very cheap, but very cheap means no ESM equipment and few backup systems... it makes it very easy to shoot down, which means you need thousands of them and not dozens.

    As an example a hind helicopter can fly along side a slow flying drone and a soldier can lean out the rear cabin door and shoot the drone down with a rifle calibre machine gun like a PKM... very cheap and easy to destroy lots of drones this way...

    A more capable drone that can defend itself is going to be much more expensive because being self aware needs sensors and to fight back you need weapons...
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    Re: Russia's 6th-generation fighters

    Post  Isos on Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:45 pm

    Suicide drones are just slow cruise missiles. You can't make them cheap because they will use same softwares and hardwares as cruise missile. Unless you use small civilian drones remotly controled ...

    As garry said their ability to achieve their missions is small.
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    Re: Russia's 6th-generation fighters

    Post  George1 on Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:08 pm

    Russia launches work to develop sixth-generation fighter jet

    The new military aircraft will be able to develop hyper-sonic speed

    MOSCOW, August 24. /TASS/. Military aircraft developers are creating scientific and technical groundwork for developing the sixth-generation fighter jet, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov told TASS on Thursday.

    "Considering the accumulated experience, our leading developers of military aviation hardware are already preparing scientific and technical groundwork in the field of onboard equipment, power units, armament and air-launched weapon control systems to develop the next-generation aircraft," Manturov said.

    Today Russia is completing work on developing the fifth-generation fighter jet and it is currently undergoing state trials under the PAK FA project, he said.

    Adviser to the first deputy CEO of Radio-Electronic Technologies Group Vladimir Mikheyev earlier told TASS that the sixth-generation fighter jet would be developed in its manned and unmanned versions. The new fighter aircraft will be able to develop hypersonic speed and will be equipped with an electro-magnetic gun and radio-photonic radar system.


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    Re: Russia's 6th-generation fighters

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:23 am

    In the State Duma, the characteristics of the Russian fighter of the generation 6 ++




    The fighter will have an artificial intelligence and will be able to operate in unmanned mode

    Chairman of the State Duma Commission on Legal Support for the Development of Organizations of the Defense Industry Complex of the Russian Federation Vladimir Gutenev / TASS
    MOSCOW, July 5. / TASS /. Fighter of the sixth generation will have artificial intelligence and will be able to operate in an unmanned mode. Tass said on Thursday the chairman of the State Duma commission for legal support for the development of organizations of the defense industry of the Russian Federation Vladimir Gutenev.

    "One of the main directions will be the increasingly serious introduction of artificial intelligence, not of its individual elements, but of an integrated combat management system, so that the aircraft of the 6+ and 6 ++ generation can operate in a completely autonomous mode, in the mode of serious electronic warfare (REB) preferably in an unmanned version, "he said.

    Gutenev noted that due to the lack of life support systems for the pilot in the sixth generation of combat aircraft, the characteristics of the car will increase with reduced costs and technical volumes. We should expect a radical breakthrough in the means of electronic warfare, the deputy believes.

    "I am sure that we will witness new technical solutions that will not increase by 10%, but at times increase the effectiveness of EW systems," he stressed. Gutenev noted that the stealth technology will play less and less due to the expansion of the range of airspace scanning, which will allow detecting small and unobtrusive targets at a great distance.

    The deputy noted that the super maneuverability will go into the background. "Maneuverability is unlikely to be improved: the deviated vector of engines allows us to achieve super-maneuverability." The increase in cruising speed will be unprincipled, it will slightly exceed the speed of sound, "Gutenev said. But in the afterburner modes, in his opinion, the speed will approach hypersound, which will quickly overcome the defensive lines.

    "The introduction of additive technologies and composite materials will make the aircraft more efficient due to better maintainability and further upgrades," Gutenev said. He believes that as the ideas and their scientific and technical implementation arise, a smooth upgrade will be made, when the characteristics increase substantially every four years without changing the glider, in contrast to the 4+ and 4 ++ generation machines.


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    Re: Russia's 6th-generation fighters

    Post  LMFS on Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:23 am

    GunshipDemocracy wrote:

    In the State Duma, the characteristics of the Russian fighter of the generation 6 ++





    The fighter will have an artificial intelligence and will be able to operate in unmanned mode

    Chairman of the State Duma Commission on Legal Support for the Development of Organizations of the Defense Industry Complex of the Russian Federation Vladimir Gutenev   / TASS
    MOSCOW, July 5. / TASS /. Fighter of the sixth generation will have artificial intelligence and will be able to operate in an unmanned mode. Tass said on Thursday the chairman of the State Duma commission for legal support for the development of organizations of the defense industry of the Russian Federation Vladimir Gutenev.

    "One of the main directions will be the increasingly serious introduction of artificial intelligence, not of its individual elements, but of an integrated combat management system, so that the aircraft of the 6+ and 6 ++ generation can operate in a completely autonomous mode, in the mode of serious electronic warfare (REB) preferably in an unmanned version, "he said.

    Gutenev noted that due to the lack of life support systems for the pilot in the sixth generation of combat aircraft, the characteristics of the car will increase with reduced costs and technical volumes. We should expect a radical breakthrough in the means of electronic warfare, the deputy believes.

    "I am sure that we will witness new technical solutions that will not increase by 10%, but at times increase the effectiveness of EW systems," he stressed. Gutenev noted that the stealth technology will play less and less due to the expansion of the range of airspace scanning, which will allow detecting small and unobtrusive targets at a great distance.

    The deputy noted that the super maneuverability will go into the background. "Maneuverability is unlikely to be improved: the deviated vector of engines allows us to achieve super-maneuverability." The increase in cruising speed will be unprincipled, it will slightly exceed the speed of sound, "Gutenev said. But in the afterburner modes, in his opinion, the speed will approach hypersound, which will quickly overcome the defensive lines.

    "The introduction of additive technologies and composite materials will make the aircraft more efficient due to better maintainability and further upgrades," Gutenev said. He believes that as the ideas and their scientific and technical implementation arise, a smooth upgrade will be made, when the characteristics increase substantially every four years without changing the glider, in contrast to the 4+ and 4 ++ generation machines.


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    I saw these statements, they make me wonder if this guy was not stoned while talking about the PAK-FA or simply spoke so vaguely that online translators only manage to spit nonsense.

    For instance: "Manoeuvrability is unlikely to be improved: the deviated vector of engines allows us to achieve super-manoeuvrability."
    WTF? Is this guy aware of human limits for accelerations and that this precisely is one of the best advantages of unmanned aircraft? An UCAV could be built to 15 or 20 g, why not?

    "Cruise speed will slightly exceed speed of sound" For what? To consume more fuel for no clear advantage in speed compared to subsonic flight? But in AB it will be hypersonic... sure

    Weird weird Suspect
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    Re: Russia's 6th-generation fighters

    Post  Isos on Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:57 am

    LOL they needed israeli help for small drones you can find in every supermarket and they are talking about 6th gen fighter ..... they should know when to stop saying BS.
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    Re: Russia's 6th-generation fighters

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:23 pm

    Isos wrote:LOL they needed israeli help for small drones you can find in every supermarket and they are talking about 6th gen fighter ..... they should know when to stop saying BS.

    Seriously they bought any now? perhaps you can stop your BS. Better tell me about famous French drone industry Smile


    PS neither France nor Israel are on level V with fighters . Oh yeah France is gonna have one 30 years after Russia? or later. With solid German funding.



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    Re: Russia's 6th-generation fighters

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:29 pm

    LMFS wrote:
    For instance: "Manoeuvrability is unlikely to be improved: the deviated vector of engines allows us to achieve super-manoeuvrability."
    WTF? Is this guy aware of human limits for accelerations and that this precisely is one of the best advantages of unmanned aircraft? An UCAV could be built to 15 or 20 g, why not?

    not in manned mode though


    "Cruise speed will slightly exceed speed of sound" For what? To consume more fuel for no clear advantage in speed compared to subsonic flight?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercruise

    it exists today


    But in AB it will be hypersonic... sure Weird weird Suspect

    They mentioned on other sites 4-5Ma so closer to MiG-41. afterburner is unlikely if they use ramjets tho.
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    Re: Russia's 6th-generation fighters

    Post  LMFS on Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:17 pm

    @GunshipDemocracy: it is all expressed in a very odd and vague way. What means slightly over 1 M? Supercruise at 1,8 M like F-22 is not "slightly" above 1 M, but actually faster than max speed of F-35 and twice as fast as normal subsonic cruise, so tactically very significant.

    Not going to give much credibility to this guy, honestly Rolling Eyes
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    Re: Russia's 6th-generation fighters

    Post  Isos on Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:17 pm

    GunshipDemocracy wrote:
    Isos wrote:LOL they needed israeli help for small drones you can find in every supermarket and they are talking about 6th gen fighter ..... they should know when to stop saying BS.

    Seriously they bought any now? perhaps you can stop your BS. Better tell me about famous French drone industry Smile


    PS neither France nor Israel are on level V with fighters . Oh yeah France is gonna have one 30 years after Russia? or later. With solid German funding.


    Israel don't produce fighter but they are involved in f-35. French make very good fighters but they are expensive because US destroy their market as much as they can. They could easily make a 5th gen fighter but no money available and no one would buy it as most of countries have already decided to buy 4++ or 5 th gen fighter.

    French haven't invested a lot in drones but israeli ones are far better than russian's drones.

    There is a BIG difference between a drone like orlan 10 and a fighter capable of doing a mission by its own. Those 6th gen fighter today would be much more closer to a drone than an actual fighter. And the price would be huge to have them.
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    Re: Russia's 6th-generation fighters

    Post  LMFS on Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:25 pm

    Russia to develop advanced radio-photonic radars for 6th-generation fighter jets


    Such radars "will be able to provide radio wave imaging when an image has greater details with the possibility to identify the target type"

    MOSCOW, July 9. /TASS/. Radio-photonic radars for unmanned aerial vehicles and aircraft will be created in Russia in several years to get an accurate target image, the press office of RTI Group told TASS on Monday.

    As was reported earlier, radio-photonic radars are expected to be mounted on Russian sixth-generation fighter jets. This station sees considerably further than a conventional radar and will be capable of building actually a photographic image of the target that will be identified automatically.

    As the press office said, RTI Group is completing R&D work in 2018 on creating a mockup of the X-band radio-photonic radar. Following its results, specialists "will determine a principal scheme of building the radio-photonic locator," which will make it possible "in several years to build prototypes of super-light and small-size radars for unmanned aerial vehicles."

    Such radars "will be able to provide radio wave imaging when an image has greater details with the possibility to identify the target type," the RTI Group press office said.

    Such radars will have a considerably smaller weight and size and consume less power both on drones and aircraft.
    Russia starts producing radar components

    The new station will generate a radar signal by converting photonic crystal laser energy. The production of such lasers is already beginning in Russia, the press office said.

    "RTI Group is launching the first technological line in Russia for the production of lasers for making promising radio-photonic radars," the press office said.

    RTI Group CEO Maxim Kuzyuk was quoted by the press office as saying that "we in RTI are seeking to make the production cycle of integral radio-photonic circuits for radars fully local to participate effectively in the rapidly developing area, which can become a guarantor of the country’s security."

    RTI Group has been carrying out work on developing radio-photonic radars on its own initiative for several years now.


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    Re: Russia's 6th-generation fighters

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:59 pm

    They say hypersonice but no info about it of course ;-)

    Russia “accidentally” exposes model of secret hypersonic 6th-generation fighter jet





    Russia’s Zvezda TV channel “accidentally” exposed model of a secret hypersonic 6th-generation fighter jet.

    In a live broadcast of the Zvezda TV Channel was revealed a model of modern Russian-made hypersonic 6th-generation fighter jet that is likely in unmanned version.

    Russian sixth generation combat aircraft will be hypersonic, first flight is scheduled until 2025. This was reported on 09 June 2016 by TASS, citing the head of the directorate of military aircraft programs, the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) Vladimir Mikhailov. “He [prototype] rise into the air, as we plan, no later than two or three years after 2020”, said Mikhailov. United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) expected to fly a hypersonic “sixth-generation” fighter before 2025. Mikhailov stated it was currently under research and development, including engineering design.

    Certain military experts point out that the project of a new hypersonic fighter jet is called the Pigeon, because of the similarity of the tail assembly.


    The new Pigeon fighter jet will have massive twin-tail that allows it to use its own shockwaves to increase its lift and decreases drag.


    Russia’s unnamed Pigeon hypersonic 6th-generation fighter jet would smash records and travel at five times greater than the speed of sound, over Mach 5-6. Quite possibly, the cruising speed of the future fighter aircraft will be identical today afterburning speed – Mach 1.5-2.

    The type of engine is not reported. Maximum speed is not specified also as a range. Officials declined to comment on the image of the new aircraft model.





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    Re: Russia's 6th-generation fighters

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:49 pm

    Honestly don't read too much in to it. 6 gen fighters are decades away, early conceptual designs could be as valuable as gold or as valuable as ones on pinterest and deviantart....I mean there's almost as many early concept designs for prospective aircraft as their is fictitious ones on those websites I previously mentioned, and majority of them never make it to metal. If any design a 6 gen fighter could be derived from it could probably be derived from Avantegard or other similar developments.

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    Re: Russia's 6th-generation fighters

    Post  Arrow on Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:26 pm


    This is the most reliable explanation.

    But some source reported that this only photo consists of Russian disinformation campaign or a joke of Russian military sector because the model in the photo “accidentally” released is a 1/72 Italeri Mig-37 “Ferret” or a 1/48 Testors Mig-37 plastic model. wrote:

    Fanboys already see six generation hypersonic aircraft. Laughing Laughing
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    Re: Russia's 6th-generation fighters

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:48 pm

    Arrow wrote:
    This is the most reliable explanation.



    Fanboys already see six generation hypersonic aircraft. Laughing Laughing

    Still nothing compares to F-35 fanboys wanking themselves in belief that it could out-duel a Su-57... lol1

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    Re: Russia's 6th-generation fighters

    Post  Isos on Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:41 pm




    Fanboys already see six generation hypersonic aircraft. Laughing Laughing

    Dassault sees the 6th generation as a command jet that controls drones around it rather than a "lonely" jet.
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    Re: Russia's 6th-generation fighters

    Post  LMFS on Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:44 pm

    Isos wrote:Dassault sees the 6th generation as a command jet that controls drones around it rather than a "lonely" jet.
    Russians too, see post at the top of the page from Mindstorm thumbsup
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    Re: Russia's 6th-generation fighters

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:16 am

    magnumcromagnon wrote:Honestly don't read too much in to it. 6 gen fighters are decades away, early conceptual designs could be as valuable as gold or as valuable as ones on pinterest and deviantart....I mean there's almost as many early concept designs for prospective aircraft as their is fictitious ones on those websites I previously mentioned, and majority of them never make it to metal. If any design a 6 gen fighter could be derived from it could probably be derived from Avantegard or other similar developments.


    Except this was accompanying by silhouette of real fighters and hung on wall in Sukhoi R&D dept.  avangard? meh this is close to spaceship then anything reminding a fighter Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil




    magnumcromagnon wrote:Still nothing compares to F-35 fanboys wanking themselves in belief that it could out-duel a Su-57... lol1

    meh that's only in world of tanks lol1 lol1 lol1
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    Re: Russia's 6th-generation fighters

    Post  GarryB on Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:46 am

    "Cruise speed will slightly exceed speed of sound" For what? To consume more fuel for no clear advantage in speed compared to subsonic flight? But in AB it will be hypersonic... sure

    Suspect they mean they can supercruise with supersonic flight without afterburner... which means cheap high speed flight... it means your aircraft can cross large distances quickly without wasting fuel, while conventional jets will need to go to full AB to intercept, which greatly reduces their interception range and performance.

    LOL they needed israeli help for small drones you can find in every supermarket and they are talking about 6th gen fighter ..... they should know when to stop saying BS.

    If you think the drones you get in the supermarket are the same as the military drones Israel sells then you are the one spreading BS.

    Let me ask you why Israel and the US spent enormous amounts of money and decades of time to gain experience and capabilties in the area of unmanned vehicles when any dickhead with aircraft remotes for a remote control model plane bought at a supermarket could get that job done?

    Israel don't produce fighter but they are involved in f-35.

    They were also involved in the Indian Su-30MKI, does that mean they have mastered making Flankers?

    French make very good fighters but they are expensive because US destroy their market as much as they can.

    They do but not 5th gen fighters, of which they have developed none.

    They could easily make a 5th gen fighter but no money available and no one would buy it as most of countries have already decided to buy 4++ or 5 th gen fighter.

    Why waste money developing the Rafale as a 4th gen fighter that costs as much as a 5th gen fighter?

    French haven't invested a lot in drones but israeli ones are far better than russian's drones.

    Just like Russian 5th gen fighters are better than Israeli ones?

    Israeli 5th gen fighters are afraid of S-300s... and develop fuel leaks... isn't that funny... they wet themselves inside their hangars... no smoking.

    There is a BIG difference between a drone like orlan 10 and a fighter capable of doing a mission by its own. Those 6th gen fighter today would be much more closer to a drone than an actual fighter. And the price would be huge to have them.

    Future 6th gen drones are likely just dumb drone escorts for manned fighters that will operate with a fighter and provide extra weapon capacity as well as decoy and ESM support...

    They wont need to be that much more sophisticated than they are now... the AI component is already implimented in the Su-57 which has a virtual second crew... the same software could be applied to existing UCAVs so they operate as drone escorts... new engines for high speed flight and it is done.

    Russians too, see post at the top of the page from Mindstorm

    Probably more the opposite.... a manned fighter with 20-30 unmanned UCAVs to escort it and carry extra ordinance and self defence systems like flares, chaff, DIRCMs, and of course energy weapons.

    By the look of that recent post it mentions lasers, and the use of directed energy as a weapon... so perhaps the combination of energy weapons for attack and photonic radar for detection...

    But some source reported that this only photo consists of Russian disinformation campaign or a joke of Russian military sector because the model in the photo “accidentally” released is a 1/72 Italeri Mig-37 “Ferret” or a 1/48 Testors Mig-37 plastic model. wrote:

    The model shown has a much greater wing sweep as would be expected compared with the MiG-37 model from Italieri.

    I am just waiting for the US fanbois to pop up and claim that this tail arrangement looks a lot like the YF-23 design that failed in competition with the YF-22.

    Personally I thought the YF-23 was a better looking aircraft....

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