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    Russia is working to develop a seventh-generation fighter jet, Aerospace Forces Commander Col.Gen. Viktor Bondarev said Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said that Sukhoi aicraft manufacturer has begun the development of a sixth-generation fighter jet.

    "If we stop now, we will stop forever. Work is underway on a sixth and a seventh [generation]. I do not have the right to say much more," Bondarev said.

    Earlier, Viktor Bondarev said that the Sukhoi PAK FA, also known as T-50, will be able to outduel America’s F-22 and F-35 fifth generation fighter jets.

    The Sukhoi PAK FA fighter jet is ready to go into production next year, and is to some degree a flying robot, which renders the pilot a part of the plane’s control system. Fifty-five PAK FA jets will be delivered to the Russian Air Force by 2020.
    A PAK FA T-50 fighter jet
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    A PAK FA T-50 fighter jet


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