Military aircrafts are amazing. These aircrafts are deadly weapons these days as they are used to dominate the skies in a war zone. Fighter planes are used to conduct covert operations, using stealth technology. Bombers, jets, fighters, are all being enhanced to combat the tech on surface and the sea. Some of these aircrafts have the capacity to fly unmanned, which is of great advantage during a war. Check out 10 of the baddest military aircrafts ever to have touched the sky:
Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet (USA)
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This jet is a proven combat fighter with inbuilt versatility. It has a suite of integrated, networked system provides interoperability, and complete air force support for the commander of the aircraft and the ground troops. Its capacity to convert from kind of mission to another just at the flip of a switch makes it capable of consistently maintaining air dominance.
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The Eurofighter Typhoon is considered to be one of the most advanced jets in the skies. Built by 4 European countries, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and Germany, and their combined technological expertise consisting of their leading aerospace and defense companies. It’s the most advanced swing role jet which features air-surface and air-air simultaneous deployment capabilities.
Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Sweden)
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This 4th generation multirole, single engine, lightweight fighter plane was developed by the Swedish company Saab. The JAS uses latest tech to carry out multiple operations such as reconnaissance, ground attack, interception and air defense. Its highly advanced aerodynamic design makes it suitable in close combat situations.It can easily land and take off from short strip airfields.
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The Blackstar is rumored to be a suborbital space aircraft project created by the US intelligence agencies the 80s and 90s. The project was designed to replace the reconnaissance capabilities lost by the US due to the 1986 Challenger disaster. This cool aircraft was used to ferry an orbital vehicle to the edge of space and would enter the orbital path 300 miles above the Earth, propelled by a rocket motor, and conduct reconnaissance from that height.
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MiG-31 is famous for being one of the fastest jets in the world, in combat situations. It’s a supersonic interceptor jet plane which is a multi-role aircraft, having the capacity to suppress defense, carry out precision strikes and conduct long-range interception.
F-16 Fighting Falcon (USA)
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The F-16 Fighting Falcon was designed by the aeronautical company general Dynamics for the US Air Force. It’s one of the most popular day fighter crafts, and it evolved into a successful multirole aircraft. It can fly in all weathers, and since 1976, 4,500 and maybe more F-16s have been manufactured for 25 other countries, to serve as part of their air forces.
Dassault Rafale (France)
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Built almost entirely by France, the Dassault Rafale is among the world’s most technologically advanced jet fighters. Manufactured and designed by the French aviation company Dassault Aviation, it is a twin-engine, multirole aircraft with canard delta-wing. It has extremely high legerity, capable of simultaneous air domination, intelligence activity, interdiction and has nuclear deterrent capacity.
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The F-22 (US made) is a superior jet fighter which is an ultimate state of the art jet plane, which was designed as an air superiority jet fighter, but has some cool features like electronic warfare, signals intelligence, air-surface combat capacity. It uses stealth technology and is a dual engine single seat, 5th generation super maneuverable fighter craft, having supersonic capacity.
Mikoyan MiG-35 (Russia)
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The Mig-35 is the next gen avatar of the Mig-29 Fulcrum jet fighter series. It has hugely improved weapon and avionics systems, including the AESA radar and OLS systems which make the aircraft independent of GCI or ground controlled interception, and carry out multirole missions on its own.
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The Tejas designed in India has the ultracool feature of “relaxed static stability” for increased
steadiness, while maneuvering the aircraft. Sounds very stable and reliable! This ultrasteady jet fighter plane can fly in all-weather situations.
Every country in the world is competing to manufacture aircrafts which are deadly and more target focused, in order to make effective strikes which can prevent the loss of civilian life during conflicts.