fighter aircraft


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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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On August 27 NATO air policing fighter aircraft identified two aircraft of the Russian Federation SU-35 and IL-76 flying into the international airspace from the mainland Russia to Kaliningrad region.
Canada is procuring 18 fighter aircraft and parts from the Government of Australia to rapidly increase availability of the CF-18 fleet in order to ensure the RCAF can meet all obligations simultaneously.
The PAF is to replace its entire F-7 fleet with the JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft.
The cash injection will be used to build Taiwan's competitive edge against Chinese fighter aircraft, the official said.
'We are aware of the potential requirements in Malaysia for cost-effective fighter aircraft,' the official was quoted as saying.
Abdul Kalam flew in a Su-30 in June 2003, he became the first head of state in India to fly in a fighter aircraft. Abdul Kalam, who was an eminent scientist, had flown the plane along with his co-pilot, and later said he became a scientist only because he could not become a pilot.
The JF-17 Thunder aircraft stands prominent in its own class of fighter aircraft indigenously produced by Pakistan Aeronautical Complex.
April 28, 2017 was a momentous day for Pakistan Air Force as dual-seat variant of the JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft successfully completed its maiden test flight at Chengdu (China).
Golan's engaging history of Israeli fighter aircraft design and acquisition, sheds new light on the strategic relationship between Israel and the United States while simultaneously underscoring the importance of airpower to the continued existence of the State of Israel.
Two of the remaining 10 FA-50 fighter aircraft from South Korea will be delivered on Thursday.
The Sukhoi Su-30 is a twin-engine, two-seat supermaneuverable fighter aircraft developed by Russia's Sukhoi Aviation Corporation.
"The show will witness flying demonstration of the 'Tejas', the latest and state of the art Light Combat Aircraft, the 'Four-plus' generation and highly cost effective fighter aircraft," a defense ministry spokesperson said on January 1.