It is known that U.S. is developing sixth-generation jet fighter, and China’s sixth-generation fighter aircraft has been rumored for years, and recently, it is finally confirmed officially.
An awarding ceremony for winners of “Feng Ru Aviation Tech Elite Award” was held on September 16th 2015. And in the stories of Shenyang Aircraft Institute’s general designer Wang Yongqing, “special mission aircraft, the next-generation jet fighter and catapult launching and arrested deck-landing were mentioned.
Among the projects, “the next-generation jet fighter” should be sixth-generation fighter aircraft of China after J-20 and J-31 jet fighters, according to military experts in China, for the tradition of China’s weapon development is “equip one generation, develop one generation and pre-develop one generation”.
Since fourth-generation jet fighters of China like J-10 and J-11 have been numerously in service, and fifth-generation fighter aircrafts including J-20 and J-31 are being developed, sixth-generation jet fighter of China should have been pre-developed. Some experts think China’s sixth-generation fighter aircraft might be unmanned plane.