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Russia after showcasing Su-57E, its fifth generation fighter aircraft to the world has now started working on the sixth generation fighter aircraft.

According to Director-General Sergey Khokhlov of State Research Institute of Aviation Systems (GosNIIAS), "Work on the sixth generation is already underway. The main difference from the fifth generation will lie in the fact that the basic version of the sixth-generation fighter is expected to be unmanned. The possibility of pilot control will be optional. All the other characteristics represent a further development of the already existing ones(The sixth-generation fighters will be) even faster, even more manoeuvrable, even more imperceptible, and so on," Sputnik quoted him as saying.

Russia has already ordered a Su-57 for its air force which has been designed to accomplish a wide range of missions against air, ground and surface targets. It can be used in any weather, day or night, and in a severe jamming environment.

The country's Aerospace Forces will receive a first series-produced Su-57 fighter by the end of the year.

A contract for 76 Su-57 fighters was signed at the ARMY-2019 International Military and Technical Forum, which Russia hosted in June.

Only a few countries of the world possess the fifth-generation fighter jets. US has F-35 and F-22 which it has even exported to various countries.

Its main advantages compared with 4th generation aircraft systems are stealth due to a reduced radar and infrared signature, high immunity of both avionics and aircraft armament system, as well as a strong supersonic cruise capability.

The latest Russian fighter surpasses 4 generation aircraft in terms of multi-mission capability, automation and artificial intelligence technologies.

Apart from destroying enemy's air defense system or surface targets, it can monitor airspace from large distances from its bases and can engage the enemy's airspace control system.

The first flight of the Su-57E occurred on January 29, 2010 in Komsomolsk-on-Amur.

In 2017, the production of Su-57 prototypes was completed as a part of the work to create the fifth generation aviation complex and its systems.

Currently, there are ten prototypes flying undergoing flight tests.

All components of the Su-57 have been tested. The on-board equipment and combat application of the armament complex were tested during real combat operations in Syria.

The Su57–2 flying laboratory has begun testing a new generation engine, with reduced fuel consumption and increased thrust, which is subsequently planned to be installed on production aircraft.

In 2018, the first contract has been signed for the supply of an initial production lot of Su-57 fighters for Russian air force.

India is developing its own Fifth Generation Fighter aircraft named Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA).

State Research Institute of Aviation Systems (GosNIIAS) Director-General Sergey Khokhlov has said.

"Work on the sixth generation is already underway. The main difference from the fifth generation will lie in the fact that the basic version of the sixth-generation fighter is expected to be unmanned.

The possibility of pilot control will be optional. All the other characteristics represent a further development of the already existing ones. (The sixth-generation fighters will be) even faster, even more manoeuvrable, even more imperceptible, and so on," Sputnik quoted him as saying.

Fifth-generation Su-57 fighters are currently being used in Russia. The country's Aerospace Forces will receive a first series-produced Su-57 fighter by the end of the year.

A contract for 76 Su-57 fighters was signed at the ARMY-2019 International Military and Technical Forum, which Russia hosted in June.

Only a few countries of the world possess the fifth-generation fighter jets. US has F-35 and F-22 which it has even exported to various countries.

India is developing its own Fifth Generation Fighter aircraft named Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA).

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