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    Russia has commenced the creation of a 6-generation jet fighter.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia's Sukhoi aicraft manufacturer has begun the development of a sixth-generation jet fighter, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Wednesday.

    "Of course, there were talks today about planned work, ideas for the creation of a sixth-generation fighter. Of course, we are still working on the fifth generation, but the developers are looking forward and that is the right thing to do," Rogozin said following a meeting on the development of Russia's military aviation.

    Meanwhile, Aerospace Forces Commander Col.Gen. Viktor Bondarev said Wednesday that Russia was also working on a seventh-generation jet fighter.

    Currently Russia is testing its fifth-generation aircraft, PAK FA. The jets will enter service in 2017.

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