There are only a handful of advanced fifth-gen jets in service as of 2021 and we have compiled a list of the most powerful of these fighter jets from across the world.
n the modern day warfare, a country with the most advanced weaponry holds an upper edge. While there are many destructive weapons that can be used to annihilate enemies including the likes of nuclear submarines to modern-day naval aircraft carriers, none could match the sheer speed of a fighter jet. A fighter aircraft or a fighter jet, is a fixed-wing aircraft designed for air-to-air combat and is one of the most widely used form of firepower by any country. A fighter jet is used to dominate the battlefield and can change the course of a war.
While a lot depends on the skill of the pilot, the machine plays the most crucial role. A fighter jet can act as a bomber, interceptor, heavy fighter, interceptor, reconnaissance aircraft and night fighter. The modern day fifth-gen jets are far superior than any other generation of fighter jets. While there’s no fixed definition of a fifth-generation jet 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.