Which Fighter Jets have the best chance against F-22 Raptor

Which Fighter Jets have the best chance against F-22 Raptor

Which Fighter Jets have the best chance against F-22 Raptor
Which Fighter Jets have the best chance against F-22 Raptor

The F-22 Raptor is a pure-blooded, fifth-generation American air superiority fighter that first flew in 1997. Four of the 187 aircraft admitted into the US Air Force have crashed. Because much information on the F-22 is secret and little is available, we can only make educated guesses.

So, here are the fighters I think can compete against an F-22

Sukhoi SU-57

Can a MIG-31 Detect an F-22 Raptor
Can a MIG-31 Detect an F-22 Raptor

The Sukhoi SU-57 is one of the well-known rivals for the F-22 Raptor since its production. it is said that Sukhoi SU-57 is far more maneuverable than the F-22 Raptor.

Once these two fighters come in visual range, the SU-57 combination of maneuverability and infrared search and track will make it a lethal opponent.

The F-22 Raptor however on the other hand emphasizes stealth and maneuverability. The F-22 can also detect stealth fighters at long ranges and evade enemy radar connect it to set up an ambush before the enemy knows it is in the area.

Thus the F-22 has more likelihood of gaining the initiative early on and winning the battle before the two jets can come within visual range of one another key to the raptors strategy. the F-22 stealth must protect it from the prying eyes of Russian radars

In a dogfight, it is difficult to know who will prevail even we don’t know how maneuverable the SU-57 is but the Russian jet infrared search and track system is something the American stealth fighter doesn’t have will be a major bonus in combat.

However, the F-22 is the most iconic and world-beating fighter that is on the very top of the fighter jet list while the SU-57 is a challenger that can be proved as good in different ways and the most worthy opponent. If these two aircraft ever meet in combat it will be remembered for ages.

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Obviously, the first one will be the Lockheed Martin F-35 lightning which is similar to the F-22 in several ways. The F-35, according to General Mike Hostage, is even stealthier than the F-22. Although they haven’t been pitted against each other in combat exercises, the F-35 has a good chance of defeating the F-22.


The French-made fighter is ranked second in the list of potential opponents for the F-22. Many of the answers relate it to Rafale’s ability to lock on an F-22 within visual range during a practice engagement in the UAE in 2009. But, in my opinion, this event is of minor significance because the F-22 is designed to engage a fighter from beyond visual range without being noticed. Because of its low RCS, powerful radar, avionics, and EW suite, the Rafale can be regarded as a worthy challenger to the F-22.

The Chengdu J-20

J-20 Mighty Dragon

The Chengdu J-20  can be seen as a potential competitor of F-22 because after all, it’s a reverse-engineered version of the F-22. But since currently it is operated only by china, nothing much can be said about it.

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