5th Generation Fighter Jets; Amazing all the way

Two Air Force F-22 Raptor aircraft fly a training mission off the coast of Florida April 2, 2007. The Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft, the F-22 Raptor, will demonstrate its combat capabilities at the 2008 “Wings Over Charleston” Air Expo. (Department of Defense photo/Senior Master Sgt. Thomas Meneguin)

5th Generation Fighter Jets; Amazing all the way

Introduction of fighter jet has brought huge advancements and success in military campaigns. The powerful countries like America, China, and Russia are manufacturing the most iconic and advanced fighter jets in the world.

The 5th generation fighter jets are designed to incorporate numerous technological advances over the fourth-generation jet fighter. The exact characteristics of the 5th generation jet fighters are controversial; they are defined as having all-aspect stealth, low probability of intercept radar, high performance airframes and advanced avionics. They can easily destroy strategic targets of the enemy and paralyse the entire defence industry.

The main characteristic of 5th generation fighter jet are maneuverability, ability to attack targets in close air combat, versatility, automation of information systems, fly at supersonic speeds, ability to attack several targets at long range and maximum reduction of visibility.

Some of the mind-blowing modern fighter jets are as follows.

Russian Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA

The Russian Air Force T-50 PAK FA will be a 5th Generation fighter jet that is a stealthy and will be the first operational aircraft in Russian service to use stealth technology. It is basically designed for air superiority and attack roles. It will feature super maneuverability and advanced avionics. Russia expects to equip it with the most modern equipment that will make an aircraft capable of avoiding detection and becoming engaged in electronic warfare.

American Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor

F-22 is a fighter jet with twin engine and extreme maneuverability. Also it has promising stealth characteristics and can act as a ground attacker, an electronic warfare aircraft and an electronic intelligence provider.

It is one of the most expensive fighter jets in the world. Lockheed Martin said that the F-22 is the world’s best fighter jet which combines such qualities as stealth, speed, maneuverability, precision, situation awareness and the presence of weapons of “air-to-air” and “air-to-land” classes.

Chinese Chengdu J-20 Black Eagle

The 5th generation fighter jet Chengdu J-20 made its maiden flight in 2011 and is expected to be operational by 2018. It is one of the most tactical and technical fighter jets. It is reported that the aircraft will be equipped with anti-ship missiles and its main goal will be fighting with ships in the Pacific Ocean.

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