Top Four Stealth Fighter jets

Top Four Stealth Fighter jets

F-22 Raptor

The F-22 Raptor is the most advanced fighter jet combined with lethal long-range air-to-air and air-to-ground weaponry, makes it the best air dominance fighter in the world. Its entered service with the USAF in December 2005. US federal law completely bans the export of F-22 to protect its stealth technology and classified features.

Avionics:

APG-77 has been developed for the F-22 by the Electronic Sensors and Systems Division of Northrop Grumman and Raytheon Electronic Systems. The radar uses an active electronically scanned antenna array of 2,000 transmitter/receive modules, which provides agility, low radar cross-section, and wide bandwidth.

APG-77 has an operating range of 100 mi (160 km) while unconfirmed sources suggest an operating range of 125–150 mi (201–241 km), against a 1 m2 (11 sq ft) target. A range of 400 km or more, with the APG-77v1 with newer GaAs modules, is believed to be possible while using more narrow beams.

Missiles lauch detector:

AN/AAR-56 Missile Launch Detector (MLD) is providing long-range, 360-degree detection and detection of both airborne and surface-launched guided missile threats.

AN/ALR-94 radar warning receiver (RWR):

The ALR-94 Radar warning receiver can detect and issue a warning when a radar signal that might be a threat at the range of 250 nautical miles (460 km).

F-22 weapons:

The Four hardpoints on the wings can carry AIM-120A AMRAAM missiles or external fuel tanks besides this the F-22 has three internal weapon bays, the main weapons bay can carry six AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missiles or two AMRAAM for short-range and two 1,000lb GBU-32 joint direct attack munition (JDAM).

M61A2 Vulcan rotary cannon is installed internally above the right air intake. This cannon holds 480 rounds of 20mm ammunition and feeds the gun at a rate of 100 rounds a second.

The F-22 was designed for a service life of 8,000 flight hours, while the Investigations are being made for upgrades to extend their useful lives further. In the long term, the F-22 is expected to eventually be succeeded by a sixth-generation jet fighter only.

F-35 lightning

The F-35 is a single-engine, stealth, multi-role fighter which makes it the second 5th generation fighter in the world. The F-35  made its first flight on 15 December 2006 and comes into the service in July 2015. The United States is the primary user of this fighter jet Additionally, the United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands, Canada, Japan, Poland and, Australia are also using F-35 for Aerial defenses.

Avionics:

AN/APG-81 capabilities include the most advanced air-to-air and air-to-ground situational awareness, multiple ground moving target indication and track, combat identification, electronic warfare, and ultra high bandwidth communications which increased its effectiveness and survivability. 

Weapons:

The six external hardpoints on wings give it the ability to carry 8,200 kg total weapons payloads, while the four internal bays made it carry long and short-range air-to-air missiles.

J-20 Mighty Dragon

The J-20 or Mighty dragon is the Chinese stealth, 5th generation fighter which is developed for air and ground dominance. The J-20 made its median flight in January 2011 and comes into the service in March 2017 which makes it the third fifth-generation fighter jet.

Weapons:

The J-20 having 4 hardpoint under-wing pylon capable of carrying drop tanks and LS-6 precision-guided bombs, while in the internal bay it can carry PL-10 short-range, PL-12 Medium range, PL-15 BVR longer range, and PL-21 extra long-range missiles.

Sukhoi SU-57

The SU-57 fighter is the Russian stealth, 5th generation fighter which is designed to have supercruise, super maneuverability, stealth, and advanced avionics to overcome the 5th generation fighter jets like F-22 and J-20. The SU-57 made its first flight on 29 January 2010. It is currently in the final stages of development and is expected to be in service at the end of the 2020s. The aircraft is expected to have a service life of up to 35 years.

Avionics

Byelka radar system is developed by Tikhomirov NIIP Institute and consists of a main nose-mounted X-band AESA radar with 1,552 T/R modules. It has the ability to track 60 targets and shoot 16 simultaneously, at the same time having the ability to engage 4 targets on land simultaneously.

L402 Himalayas electronic countermeasure suite is an electronic countermeasure suite intended to jam and defeat Radiofrequency (RF)-based systems. Laser-based countermeasures to confuse or destroy incoming missiles’ tracking mechanisms.

Weapons:

Grazer-Shipunov GSh-30-1 autocannon can fire 1800 rounds per minute heaving a maximum 1800m firing range.

The SU-57 had a total of 12 hard points in which 6 in external and 6 in the internal bay enables it to carry different warlord

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