This is coolbert:
From Sputnik and the original article as seen at Militarywatchmagazine.com.
"Chinese ‘Dark Sword’ is the First Sixth-Generation Warplane - Military Experts"
"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."
"It should be noted that the definition of a ‘sixth-generation jet' is not yet defined. According to some, the jet must include direct-energy (laser) weapons and missile defenses and/or cyber-attack capabilities — apparently this means the plane should be able to hack the adversary's systems remotely — and travel at much longer range.
"The definition of a sixth-generation aircraft would then simply entail [include]: 'cheap, expendable and swarm-capable unmanned drone.'"
TO REITERATE WHAT EXACTLY CONSTITUTES A SIXTH GENERATION WARPLANE?
Features to include: [but I think hardly limited to]
* Direct-energy weaponry?
VARIOUS OF THE WORLD MILITARY POWERS HARDLY NOW ABLE TO PLACE INTO THE AIR FIFTH-GENERATION FIGHTER PLANES, WARPLANES EXPENSIVE AND TOUCHY, DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN AND SUSTAIN DURING A PERIOD OF PROLONGED COMBAT CONDITIONS.