China's 6th Generation Fighter

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    There is ongoing chatter that 611 Institute has started preliminary studies for a 6th generation fighter.

    Other nations our group of nations pursuing such researches are US (F/A-XX ), Russia (Mig-41), Europe (FCAS) and Japan (F-3 fighter).

    The programme hasn't been named yet.

    Thread will cover News, Updates and discussion about China's 6th generation fighter.
     
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    Searching the term "成飞 六代" yields some rumors that surfaced early December this year. Those Chinese sources (example) cite the Diplomat that there are a 6th gen fighter in development and spend the rest of the article talking about a stealth-variant of J-11B. Additionally, searching "the diplomat chinese sixth generation" yields results mostly about General Secretary Xi, not a fighter aircraft. The validity of the Chinese reports are questionable at best.

    Searching the term "611所 六代" yields a satire on this kind of reports. It claims that J-28 is a single engine spacecraft capable of intercepting missiles hauling toward the Sun. It is quite funny though.
     
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    Posting the relevant parts.
    There are also other threads about this subject, so the moderators can move this if they prefer a different one.
     
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    Basically 6th generation fighter (China's version) will incorporate AI/Machine learning with better sensors/situation awareness. The airframe itself may not be that much different from a 5th generation fighter.
     
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    Not to mention a possible drone control by either the pilot or on the ground as it's wing man.
     
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    I hope my fully tailess J-20 dream becomes a reallity!
     
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    6th gen will require much better engines and engine technologies than those available today. Either sticking with turbofan tech or completely new methods of propulsion. Either way, existing 5th gen parameters will need to be improved. If unmanned or optioned as such, new airframes are almost definite. Better construction methods, materials, stress limits, greater temperature ranges from rapid accelerations and quickly varying altitudes. All of these on top of the "software" and sensors. 6th gen needs to be different and significantly better in every way to justify its distinction. Much like how F-22 is significantly better in almost every conceivable parameter over F-15 (except costs of course). The more I think about it, the more I feel airframe of 6th gen should be considerably different especially if unmanned.
     
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    The following article may hint that China is developing a very-high-speed low-observable aircraft. The document talks about research into a heat-resistant stealth radome.

    三院306所某型耐高温隐身天线罩研制取得重大进展
     
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    It could also be for radar guided high supersonic/hypersonic missiles.
     
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    Possibly, especially if it is a scramjet-powered one.
     
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