Different nations are developing advanced fighter aircrafts that have beaten all odds. Well, US used to be the benchmark when it came to jet fighters. However with time, nations like China, Sweden, Russia, France and Germany among others have developed their own fighter aircrafts with latest innovation. How is this possible?
Tidbits on mass development of advanced fighter jets
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Some of the top nations such as Russia and France have enough resources to invest in aviation research and funding of practical design of models. Still, most of them have purchased the latest fighter aircrafts in the world whose technical information is always considered classified. Upon acquisition, they study it keenly and produce a prototype.
Nations have jointly designed and developed latest fighter jets with their own amassed resources. An instance is the Euro fighter Typhoon developed by Germany, Spain, Italy and UK as one group. Another joint mission is the Chengdu J-10 developed by China and Pakistan.
By pitching different aviation engineers to design and develop a single aircraft, only the best jet will be developed. Apart from stealth technology, the aircraft will be distinguished by its supersonic speed and ability to be loaded with heavy armament.
Top three Latest Fighter Aircrafts in the world
Mikoyan MiG 31
This piece of Russian air soldiers has advanced electronic and weaponry development. It has the ability to move at a supersonic speed, climb to very high altitudes and attack in long- range while still being good in maneuverability. With MiG jets being considered the best fighter aircraft, Mikoyan has upgraded its design to include the latest avionic systems. This has increased its demand globally leading to shooting exports to some countries.
Lockheed Martin F-16
F-16 is the latest Lockheed fighter aircraft in the airspace. Developed with F-15 specifications, it however differs greatly with its predecessor. It is a little bit smaller and not that expensive as the F-15. Being a multirole aircraft, it can attack both air and ground targets perfectly. To maximize on its maneuverability, it has a small size which makes it the best in dog-fight air attacks.
Saab JAS 39 GRIPEN
Sweden is not left behind in the fighter aircraft list. To boost its air defense and prepare itself to attack any enemy, it designed the GRIPEN. To many first-world nations, the GRIPEN is a fighter to watch out. Its neat designs are perfect when it comes to the unique aerodynamic layout. Still, it is voted as the most agile aircraft when it comes to closed combat. Indeed, it is best to the brave nations that need to infiltrate into their enemy’s airspace territory and launch offensives without being recognized by any radar.
Though there are many prototypes in the design phase, there is still much to be done before covering them. This is because any aircraft has to be tested by a pilot who thereafter gives an honest opinion on the specifications and performance. The above three jet fighters are in operation and have stood out as the latest fighter aircrafts in the world.
These are the latest fighter jets, but it s really hard to tell if they are also best fighter jets in the world …