"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....