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Why Russia's Sixth-Generation Fighter Could Beat the F-22 or F-35 in Battle

“It's unclear how much funding will truly be available in the coming state armament program for 2018-2025 to support these numerous projects, but undoubtedly KRET hopes to secure support for several lines of effort, and is therefore advertising prospective systems that Russia is probably quite a ways off from developing,” Kofman said.

Ultimately, it is unclear if KRET’s vision for a Russian sixth-generation fighter will become a reality, but it is noteworthy that Russia’s industrial base is exploring the possibilities.

Dave Majumdar is the defense editor for the National Interest. You can follow him on Twitter: @davemajumdar.

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