According to vice premier Dmitry Rogozin, Russian aircraft industry is currently "at the stage of state trials of the fifth generation fighter". To maintain achieved positions, it is necessary to hold preemptive developments in the field of new radio electronic technologies and weapons, said the deputy prime minister administering defense industryís matters.
The information about development of the sixth-generation fighter in Russia began early in 2010-ies; reportedly, the warplane would replace the T-50 fighter being presently tested. The new airplane is supposed to see the light by 2030-ies. Currently, the work on the 6G fighter is carried out by the US. The lead developer in the F/A-XX project is Boeing. That program became more intense when trials of the Russian fifth-generation fighter T-50 kicked off in 2010.