The Royal Air Force has shown the latest sixth-generation fighter.
Despite the lack of proper experience in modern fighters’ development, Great Britain does not abandon attempts to create its own next-generation combat aircraft. At the same time, in London, they decided to choose a slightly different tactic – stepping over the fifth generation of combat vehicles and immediately creating a sixth-generation fighter, which, according to generally accepted concepts, should not only have all the capabilities of fifth-generation fighters, but also must be operated as in a manned, and in the unmanned version.
According to the Royal Air Force of Great Britain’s official website, the sixth generation Tempest fighter should enter service from 2035, thereby replacing the fourth generation Typhoon fighters.
Judging by the presented 3D model of the newest British aircraft, we are still talking about a manned version, which at the moment suggests that this is a fifth-generation fighter.
At the same time, specialists draw attention to the fact that today the UK has only a conceptual model of a combat aircraft, which still needs to be developed, built and tested,Without proper experience from British aircraft manufacturers, this may well result in a serious problem.