To meet the security needs of any country, the aerial strength is extremely necessary and essential. Advanced fighter jets are the most important aspects in strengthening the overall aerial defense of any nation in the world. Following the fast pace of technology and its advancements, different countries have been dominant in earning the aerial supremacy over the others. Here are top ten best jet fighters present on the planet.
1. F-35 Lightning II (USA)
Undoubtedly the most deadliest and the most sophisticated of all, the F-35 Lightning II is indeed the winner in aerial dominance. The fifth generation stealth fighter jet is equipped with up to date and latest battle tactics and technology to meet the aerial defense needs of USA. The most technologically refined 5th generation fighter plane ever built, the F-35 is indeed the superior of all the others in every aspect.
2. F-22 Raptor (USA)
The 5th generation multi-role fighter plane F-22 Raptor is being billed as the most advanced fighter jet in the world that is equipped with sophisticated and improved war fighting capabilities and machinery to be superior over an ordinary battle aircraft. The classy weaponry system and multi-tasking (like electronic warfare, signal intelligence and Air to Surface capabilities) makes the Raptor earn the 2nd spot.
3. Eurofighter Typhoon (Euro Nations)
Being manufactured by the joint cooperation of leading air defense and aerospace organizations of UK, Germany, Italy and Spain, the Eurofighter Typhoon is amongst the most advanced fighter jets having the capabilities to execute both Air to Air and Air to Surface attacks at the same time.
4. Sukhoi Su-35 (Russia)
The heavy duty and powerful maneuverable fighter jet, the Su-35 is indeed the successor of the legendary Su-27 manufactured by Sukhoi from Russia. The adjustable ABS, heavy maneuvering capabilities and advanced weaponry and radar system ranks the aircraft at 4th spot. Su-35 is undoubtedly a giant in air fighting superiority.
5. Boeing F-18 Super Hornet (USA)
The successor of legendary F-18 Hornet, the F-18 Super Hornet is equipped with ultra-advanced and versatile features providing variety of air fighting options at the same time. The integrated and advance networked radar and weapon systems provide superb support to the fellow wingman as well as to the troops on ground. The switch flipping feature allows the pilot to quickly switch from one mission type to the other within a matter of short time so as to be more catering to the air superiority demands.
6. F-15 Eagle (USA)
Recording over 100 aerial victories since its launching, the F-15 Eagle is amongst the most advanced and modern jet fighters having capability to operate in every kind of weather. The Twin-engine along with fantastic air fighting capabilities earns the F-15 a well deserved 6th spot. After seeing the fabulous features and war fighting of the fighting aircraft, it has been imported from various countries like Saudi Arabia, Israel and Japan.
7. Dassault Rafale (France)
Designed and manufactured by Dassault Aviation France, the Dassault Rafale is one of the best fighter jets in the world that is twin engine multi role fighter with capabilities of executing multiple tasks like air dominance, signal intelligence, counter attack and nuclear neutralizing. The aircraft is a legendary one of its era with being the competitor of today’s modern and advanced air fighters.
8. Mikoyan MiG-35 (Russia)
The advanced revolution from the series of MiG-29 Fulcrum, the MiG-35 is behind no one in presenting the modern fighting tactics and maneuvering. The improved weapon systems and avionics along with modern AESA radar and distinctive OLS allow the aircraft to conduct multi roles in the air independently. The latest development and advancements predict the MiG-35D (latest MiG series fighter) to be on par with the American F-35.
9. F-16 Fighting Falcon (USA)
Probably the most famous and still much better than modern aircraft, the F-16 was originally manufactured by General Dynamics for the USAF (United States Air Force) but later on it began to serve the air force of various countries. The aircraft is single engine, multi-tasking and all weather capable with improved and modern radar and weapon system allowing the fighter plane to engage and neutralize the enemy with precision. F-16 will remain a part of various air forces for many years.
10. Chengdu J-10 (China)
Designed and manufactured by Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC), the Chengdu J-10 is among the advanced and modern fighting aircrafts in the world. Being multi role and all weather operations capable, the J-10 is can engage and neutralize the air and ground targets both at the same time without losing precision. Currently, the PAF (Pakistan Air Force) is the only importer of this best jet fighters but it is predicted that many other countries would also turn to CAC for the imports of the fighter jet in future.
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