Air supremacy is an important key to victory in modern warfare, and the role of fighter jets is very important. The current number of fighter aircraft equipment in China, the United States, and Russia is obvious. The United States also ranks first in the world with more than 2,000 aircraft. Owning so many fighters seems to be a commonplace trifle for the United States. However, the latest of these fighters is the fifth-generation fighter. If a horizontal comparison is made, the three major powers have three representative fighters, so which fighter is the ost powerfull among them?
According to European and American standards and if you look at the criteria of a 5th generation fighter then China and Russia’s fifth-generation fighter not meet the criteria curently F-22 is the only fighter that meets all the criteria of 5th generation fighter.
Basic Criteria of Fifth Gen Aircraft
Minimum fighter visibility in the radar wavelength range and in the infrared range (EPR).
Multifunctionality, in the form of the ability to defeat air, ground, and surface targets.
The ability to fly a fighter at supersonic speed without including afterburner.
The fighter must have a circular information system.
Airborne radar with AFAR.
Let’s not take this intergenerational issue seriously here, but only compare the three representative models. As the most advanced fighters of the three countries, what are the advantages?
The research and development of fighter jets in the United States started early, and there are many powerful models, and the speed of replacement is also very fast. In particular, the number of purchased equipment is astonishing, and the number of fighters is increased by hundreds at every turn. The overall air combat power formed is very terrifying.