Jet fighters have important role in military aviation. Military aviation is no doubt the foremost strategic weapon these days, each in terms of combat effectiveness and of crucial technologies enforced. In trendy warfare, air dominance is a must from day one, in order that air-to-surface and air-to-sea operations are often conducted safely and with efficiency. And fighting jets continually play a significant role in air dominance. With the advancement in technology several countries modernized their fighting jet to full fill the requirement of day. Here is a list of 10 incredibly advanced jet fighters; some of them are part of military aviation and other aregoing to be part in close to future.
10. Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Sweden)
A fourth-generation, lightweight, single-engine multirole fighter aircraft developed by the Swedish Saab the Gripen (griffin). The JAS 39 Gripen uses the latest technologies that can perform various missions, such as air defense, interception, and ground attack and reconnaissance. Beacause of its advanced aerodynamic layout, this fighter is very agile for close combat. It can take of and land on short-strip airfields.
9. F-16 Fighting Falcon (USA)
Originally developed by General Dynamics for the United States Air Force, F-16 Fighting Falcon is at No. 9 in our list. Designed as an air superiority day fighter, this single-engine fighter evolved into a successful all-weather multirole aircraft. Since production was approved in 1976, more then 4,500 aircraft have been built and serve in the air forces of 25 other nations.
8. Mikoyan MiG-31 (Russia)
At No. 8, the Russian fighter MiG-31 (NATO designation Foxhound-A) – stands as the ultimate evolution of the MiG-25 “Foxbat”. The MiG-31 is a supersonic interceptor aircraft. It has the distinction of being one of the fastest combat jets in the world. The latest version of this fighter jet is the MiG-31BM – a true multi-role Foxhound, able to undertake long-range interception, precision strike and defense suppression tasks.
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7. F-15 Eagle (USA)
One of the most successful modern and advanced jet fighters, with over 100 aerial combat victories. Designed by McDonnell Douglas, F-15 Eagle is a twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter jet. The Eagle first flew in July 1972, and since that, it has been exported to many nations, notably Japan, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. It is still in service and is expected to remain operational at least until 2025.
6. Sukhoi Su-35 (Russia)
At 6th place among the most advanced jet fighters is the Russian made heavy class, long-range, multi-role one-seat fighter Su-35. The jet is designed by Sukhoi from the original air superiority fighter Su-27. It was originally designated Su-27M and later named Su-35. The aircraft is considered a close cousin of the Sukhoi Su-30MKI (a modernized Su-30 variant for India), because of the similar features and components it contains.
5. Dassault Rafale (France)
The french Dassault Rafale comes at No. 5 among the world’s most advanced jet fighters. Designed and built by Dassault Aviation, Rafale is a twin-engine, canard delta-wing, multirole fighter aircraft. Almost entirely built by one country, Rafale is distinct from other European fighters of its era with a high level of legerity, capable of at the same time playing air domination, interdiction, intelligence activity, and mobile nuclear deterrent missions.