The defense is an integral part of every country to keep their safety in a highly competitive world. In that sense, every country is aware of its weapons and the development of armed forces in a continuous manner. Through this article, you will be able to fully conversant with the Top 10 Fighter Jets, those are incredibly Powerful and also devastating that can change the scenario of the battle within very few moments. The Countries have developed these Fighter Jets, definitely holding a dominant position in the Air force attack as well as the safeguarding to their Nation from the Outsider enemies. Aircraft those belong to the under developing stage they are not covered in the article. Only the operational Jet Fighter is considered. I shall be updated my article when the underdeveloped Jet Fighter permanently commissioned to the Air force of the concerned Country.
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is the Fifth Generation multi-role combat Aircraft mainly designed to control the ground attack and to perform the air defense mission. It is a Single seat, Single-engine light aircraft, and enormous power to control the air operation. On 31 July 2015, the first trial has been completed after intensive testing by the United States Marines. It was permanently commissioned to the USA Air force on 02 August 2016. This aircraft is proposed in three main variants, including the F-35A conventional take-off and landing aircraft, F-35B short take-off and vertical landing aircraft, and F-35C carrier-based aircraft.
Lockheed Martin Boeing F-22 Raptor is also a Fifth Generation Aircraft developed for United States Air Force (USAF). It has the enormous power to control ground attack, electronic warfare, signals, and intelligence activities. F-22 aircraft never offered export to the other countries, which is forbidden by the Law of the United States. At present, it is the best fighter jet among the all other.
The Boeing F-18 Super Hornet is the most useful US Navy’s multi-role fighter. It can attack both sides either in Air or in the surface target. It has a large number of missile-bearing capacity. Australia is the only country using this Super Hornet as the primary fighter aircraft. India is very much interested in buying this fighter jet from America. This aircraft has extended range due to more massive internal storage of fuel. The Super Hornet also has improved avionics. Some measures were taken to reduce the radar cross-section of this aircraft so that it become handier.
Euro-fighter Typhoon was developed by Germany, Italy, the UK, and, later, Spain also joined to create a new multi-role fighter aircraft. It can optimize the target, which is beyond the visual range with secondary ground-attack capability. Euro-fighter Typhoon has the enormous capacity to maintain the Air to Air and Air to Surface attack at the same time.
Dassault Rafale fighter Jet has been developed by France. It takes part in the France Defense sector either in the French Air Force or Navy. This fighter Jetplane is the fastest, most maneuverable jets in the world, it can be maneuvered easily while in motion. At present Defense wing of France were taken some measures to reduce the radar cross-section of this aircraft. The Rafale can track 40 targets and fire at four goals simultaneously.
Sukhoi Su-35 is a multi-role Air Fighter that has been developed by Russia, this is an upgraded version of Su-27. The Su-35 is primarily an air superiority fighter. However, it has a secondary air-to-ground attack capability. This aircraft can carry a large number of weapons. It has 12 wing and fuselage hardpoints and can carry ordnance with a maximum weight of up to 8000 kg. Without an afterburner facility, the aircraft can reach the battle with supersonic speed.
McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle is a single-seat, twin-engine, super maneuverable multi-role fighters, designed by Sukhoi and built by Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association, is the largest aircraft manufacturing company in Russia situated in Far East Russia. F-15 is equipped with weaponry and electronics, enabling it to detect, acquire, track and attack enemy aircraft while operating in the enemy-controlled airspace. This fighter carries a wide range of air-to-air missiles and is exceptionally maneuverable as like Dassault Rafale (Russia). F-15 Eagle still in service in the US Air Force, and it is expected to remain operational until 2025.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been reported Mikoyan MiG-31 named as Foxhound. Mikoyan MiG-31 was developed by Soviet Air Forces, is a supersonic interceptor aircraft. MiG-25 “Foxbat” has been replaced by Mig – 31, one of the fastest combat jets in the world. It uses missiles to shot-down enemy aircraft at long distances. Mikoyan MiG-31 able to undertake long-range interception, precision strike, and defense suppression tasks. MiG- 31 still in service in the Russian Air Force, and it is expected to remain operational until 2030.
F-16 Fighting Falcon is a multi-role aircraft that can swiftly attack air and ground targets. A large number of F-16 Fighting Falcon has been built-up by the United States and has been widely exported and currently operational with 26 countries around the globe. F-16 has battle proven track records. It also has maneuverable properties that induce the mobility of the aircraft during motion. The F-16 has a bubble single-piece canopy for excellent pilot visibility, which becomes during close combat. F-16 still in service, and it is expected to remain operational until 2025.
JAS 39 Gripen is a fourth-generation lightweight multi-role combat aircraft. This fighter jet has been developed with the latest technologies, Can perform various missions covering defense, an interception, and also ground attack. Originally Gripen has been developed by Sweden; the raw component has been provided by the United States. The Gripen has been exported to the Czech Republic, Hungary, South Africa, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.