It was stated that Russia could develop a 6th generation fighter jet under MiG-Sukhoi joint brand.
Rostec Aviation Complex Industrial Director Anatoly Seryukov in an interview said Russia may develop its 6th generation fighter jets under the MiG-Sukhoi joint brand. Serdyukov in an interview with RBC Media Group answered some of the questions. “Possibly, this will be so: the fighter produced by the MiG-Sukhoi. But so far, all the work is at the stage of discussions and it is early to speak about details.”
Russian Former Vice PM Dmitry Rogozin back, in March 2016, announced that Russia would be developing 6th generation fighter jets. Rogozin said that Sukhoi Design Bureau had proposed preplans “to create the sixth-generation fighter jets”.
Experts point out that aside from the characteristics of the jets, it will feature equipment for unmanned missions and AI controls. In addition, it’s said to contain features like radio-photonic radar, hypersonic speeds, atmospheric travel and ability to use new physical and conventional weapon systems.
Russian Roscosmos (Russian Aviation and Space Agency) Former Commander, Federation Council Defense and Security Committee Chairman Viktor Bondarev responded to TASS news agency that the Russian Armed Forces, after reassuring the capabilities and reliability of the previous generation of jets, would move onto assault drones and sixth generation of equipment and jets step by step.
MiG-41 / PAK DP Project
Known as the Russian MiG-41, PAK DP is an interceptor jet in development. The new jet has been in the center of attention for the past couple of years. MiG CEO Ilya Tarasenko previously said that the project would’ve been completed in 2019. No public developments have been shared ever since.
Russian plane manufacturer Mikoyan-Gourevitch (MiG) CEO Ilya Taraseko stated that “Our future MiG-41 will fly in space” and “Our future jets will use brand new weapons systems, camouflage and stealth technologies, will be able to carry loads of ammunition and will be able to intercept on a grander scale.”