U.S. fighter started creating a 6th generation, which will cost as much as an aircraft carrier.
U.S. fighter started creating the 6th generation. Experts believe that using the latest supersamoletov States wants to once and for all to achieve military advantages over China, and against Russia will not use them.
Most modern presently listed as fighter aircraft of the 5th generation. They are available in 3 states: USA (F-22), Russia (T-50) and China (J-20), with the Chinese for the first time raised its own fighter only first 2011.
In general, and the first flight of our T-50 took place slightly earlier — in January of 2010, and it will go into a series of exclusively in 2015. However, the main battle fleet of the advanced countries of the world make up the fighters of the 4th generation in Russia is the Su-27 and MiG-29.
While South American military announced only a list of the most common requirements for fighter 6th generation: it should be unmanned and fly longer at supersonic speeds (1500-2500 km / h), and hypersonic — more than 6000 km / h
But this small requirements. As said, a distinguished test pilot of Russia Magomed Tolboyev, a member of a team of cosmic test reusable Russian «Buran» fighter for the 6th generation really achievable speed 14,000 km / h According Tolboeva in the 1980s specifically that such a task put in front of our aircraft designers, promising to create standards of aircraft. «But this work by the end of the Soviet Union had collapsed,» — says Tolboev.
No worthy opponent
According to experts, the new fighter is not enough to remember a normal plane. Because he drone — pilot simply will not sustain overloads at hypersonic speeds — not provided for in the fighter and the cockpit. Depending on flight speed will change its geometry and, in general, the form will be smooth, without ridges, and the fighter — invisible to radar.
Classic missiles will lose his seat combat lasers. Dramatically reduced the length of cables and wires on board the aircraft, instead of them appear fiber-optic system, which owns a large immunity to interference and cyber attacks.
According to the Pentagon, the new aircraft is planned to adopt in the 2025-2030 years. With all of this remains open the main question: against whom is going to keep fighting super-fighter?
«The project is absurd, because even for the South American fighter of the 5th generation F-22 at the moment there is not expected how much any foreseeable future worthy opponent,» — says the former head of military and economic control of the GRU Vitaly Shlikov.
Surprise for China
According to the deputy director of the Institute of Political Attitudes and Military Analysis Alexander Khramchikhin fighter 6th generation need a South American military to show its an advantage over China and Russia, he really is not threatened.
«In the ordinary Chinese arms reach advantage over the United States and Russia in 10 years. Suspend its expansion will be possible only with the help very convincing demonstration of new military technologies, «- says Hramchihin. With all this he agrees that keep fighting fighter, will most likely not have to — it is not created for the battlefield, and in order to discourage enemies very desire to get involved in the fight.
With all the pros in the new fighter is already a significant disadvantage — its estimated selling price. The cost of the F-22, which is considered the most expensive South American aircraft — 290 million bucks.
According views Khramchikhin airplane 6th generation will cost about 1.5 billion. bucks, which is comparable to the price of an aircraft carrier. Gigantic expenditure item itself is exploitation. For example, the cost of the 1st flight hour F-22 — 20-45 thousand dollars.
Magomed Tolboev sure: False suspends Yankees. «Recent developments in the field of military aviation, they have learned to be successfully used in the civilian sector,» — he says. According to him, and so we were once.
For example, «Buran» gave the aerospace industry of the USSR 650 unique technologies. Now innovatorskie more modest successes. So, in 2010, all Russian state corporation registered 5 international patents on their discoveries.