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fighter aircraft

[¦fīd·ər ′er‚kraft]
(aerospace engineering)
A military aircraft designed primarily to destroy other aircraft in the air; may also be used to bomb military targets; it is maneuverable and has a high rate of climb.
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The five fighter jets delighted the crowd with their roaring engines and a seamless flying V formation at 1000 feet.
In addition to the Su-57s, Russia also deployed four advanced Su-36s fighter jets last week, and an A-50U airborne early warning and control plane.
With India importing new jets, China will continue strengthening its fighter jets in the Western Theatre Command," Song said.
Qatari fighter jets intercepted an Emirati civilian aircraft during a routine flight to Manama in a flagrant threat to civil aviation safety and in a clear violation of international law," the General Civil Aviation Authority Director said in a statement published by the state news agency WAM.
The strong support of the community, along with the proximity of Dannelly Field to several other major military bases, saving both time and money, led Air Force Secretary Wilson to choose Montgomery for the new F-35A fighter jet program.
This marks the first time that a Pakistani top military official has flied China's new fighter jet.
Earlier this month, Russia scrambled a fighter jet to intercept a nuclear-capable US B-52 strategic bomber it said was flying over the Baltic near its border, in an incident that had echoes of the Cold War.
Chengdu J-10 is the first Chinese aircraft that matches the high standards of the Western and Russian fighter jets.
The Air Force retired its F-5 fighter jets in 2005.
The Saudi fighter jets targeted Mocha city with four raids and caused great damage to houses and private and government facilities.
Also on August 10, the Saudi fighter jets killed 20 other friendly militias from pro-Hadi militant groups.
Four F-16 and 14 F-4 2020 fighter jets struck the PKK targets in Qandil, Hakkurk and Avasin regions in northern Iraq during the Turkish military operation against the PKK on Friday night and early Saturday.