Chinese ‘Dark Sword’ is the First Sixth-Generation Warplane – Military Experts

June 11, 2018

Sputnik News:

The recently-revealed Chinese ‘Dark Sword unmanned aircraft, already dubbed a “nightmare for the US,” might be the first military flyer to achieve the “sixth generation” milestone.

The recently-unveiled Chinese unmanned combat air platform known as Dark Sword might be the first sixth-generation warcraft, according to Militarywatchmagazine.com.

At this point, “4++”- and fifth-generation aircraft are mostly limited by the durability of the human pilot. Today, pilots survive thanks to pressurized inflatable suits, oxygen masks and extreme physical training. Increasing a plane’s maneuverability would certainly crush a human pilot, necessitating a call for unmanned warcraft.

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