The World’s current top 10 Jet Fighters.   91 comments


List compiled from Markosun combat avionics research and technical data base.

Modern Jet Fighters are the key to controlling the battlefield.  Since the introduction of the P-51 Mustang in WWII the U.S. has always put the upmost emphasis on air superiority.  If you control the air, you control the ground.

Modern Fighters are developed with cutting edge state of the art technology.  From stealth designs, advanced engines and pitch axis thrust vectoring.  Also new helmet mounted targeting displays make these jets more lethal.  But pilot training is still a major factor.

The U.S. air force, navy and marines practice more than any other military air arm in the world.  They have the financial resources to gas up the jets and keep the pilots practicing air to air combat on a regular basis.  The western Europeans and Japanese pilots also have comprehensive training.  The Russians have some of the best pilots in the world, but budget constraints don’t allow them to train as much as they would like.   The People’s Liberation Army Air Force of China only provides extra training to the elite pilots that fly their most advanced fighters such as the J-10.

Therefore many factors come into play when determining the best Fighter Jets in the World.

Move forward to the top ten list:

Number 10

F-18 E/F Super Hornet (USA)

  • Maximum speed: Mach 1.8+ (1,190 mph, 1,900 km/h) at 40,000 ft (12,190 m)
  • Range: 1,275 nmi (2,346 km) clean plus two AIM-9s
  • Combat radius: 390 nmi (449 mi, 722 km) for interdiction mission
  • Ferry range: 1,800 nmi (2,070 mi, 3,330 km)
  • Service ceiling: 50,000+ ft (15,000+ m)
  • Wing loading: 92.8 lb/ft² (453 kg/m²)
  • Thrust/weight: 0.93

f-18

Number 9

J-10 (People’s Republic of China)

  • Maximum speed: Mach 1.9 at altitude, Mach 1.2 at sea level
  • g-limits: +9/-3 g (+88/-29 m/s², +290/-97 ft/s²)
  • Combat radius:
    • On hi-lo-hi mission: 2,540 km (1,370 nautical miles) with 4,000lb/1,814kg bombload and two air-to-air missiles
    • On lo-lo-lo mission: 1,310 km (710 nautical miles with 4,000lb/1,814kg bombload and two air-to-air missiles
  • Maximum range (without refueling): 3,400 km (2,113 mi) ()
  • Service ceiling: 18,000 m (59,055 ft)
  • Wing loading: 335 kg/m² (64 lb/ft²)

Number 8

Dassault Rafale  (France)

  • Maximum speed:
    • High altitude: Mach 2 (1,290 knots)
    • Low altitude: 1,390 km/h, 750 knots
  • Range: 3,700+ km (2,000+ nmi)
  • Combat radius: 1,852+ km (1,000+ nmi) on penetration mission
  • Service ceiling: 16,800 m (55,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 304.8+ m/s (1,000+ ft/s)
  • Wing loading: 326 kg/m² (83 1/3 lb/ft²)
  • Thrust/weight: 1.13

Number 7

F-16 E Fighting Falcon  Block 60 (USA)

  • Maximum speed:
    • At sea level: Mach 1.2 (915 mph, 1,470 km/h)
    • At altitude: Mach 2+ (1,500 mph, 2,414 km/h)
  • Combat radius: 340 mi (295 nm, 550 km) on a hi-lo-hi mission with six 1,000 lb (450 kg) bombs
  • Ferry range: 2,280 NM (2,620 mi, 4,220 km) with drop tanks
  • Service ceiling: 60,000+ ft (18,000+ m)
  • Rate of climb: 50,000 ft/min (254 m/s)
  • Wing loading: approx 40 lb/ft² (430 kg/m²)
  • Thrust/weight: 1.095

Fighting Falcons in Flight

Number 6

Mig-35 (Russia)

  • Maximum speed: Mach 2.25 (2,400 km/h, 1,491 mph) at altitude
  • Range: 2,000 km (1,240 mi)
  • Ferry range: 3,100 km (1,930 mi) with 3 external fuel tanks
  • Service ceiling: 17,500 m (57,400 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 330 m/s (65,000 ft/min)
  • Thrust/weight: 1.03

Number 5

Su-27  (Russia)

  • Maximum speed: Mach 2.35 (2,500 km/h, 1,550 mph) at altitude
  • Range: 3,530 km (2,070 mi) at altitude; (1,340 km / 800 mi at sea level)
  • Service ceiling: 18,500 m (62,523 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 300 m/s (64,000 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 371 kg/m² (76 lb/ft²)
  • Thrust/weight: 1.09

Number 4

F-15 C/D Eagle (USA)

  • Maximum speed:
    • High altitude: Mach 2.5+ (1,650+ mph, 2,660+ km/h)
    • Low altitude: Mach 1.2 (900 mph, 1,450 km/h)
  • Combat radius: 1,061 nmi (1,222 mi, 1,967 km) for interdiction mission
  • Ferry range: 3,450 mi (3,000 nmi, 5,550 km) with conformal fuel tanks and three external fuel tanks
  • Service ceiling: 65,000 ft (20,000 m)
  • Rate of climb: >50,000 ft/min (254 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 73.1 lb/ft² (358 kg/m²)
  • Thrust/weight: 1.12 (-220), 1.30 (-229)

f-15

Number 3

Su-35 (Russia)

  • Maximum speed: Mach 2.25 (2,410 km/h, 1,500 mph) at altitude
  • Range: 3,600 km (1,940 nmi) ; (1,580 km, 850 nmi near ground level)
  • Ferry range: 4,500 km (2,430 nmi) with external fuel tanks
  • Service ceiling: 18,000 m (59,100 ft)
  • Rate of climb: >280 m/s (>55,100 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 408 kg/m² (84.9 lb/ft²)
  • Thrust/weight: 1.14

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su-35

Number 2

Eurofighter Typhoon  (U.K., Germany, Italy, Spain)

  • Maximum speed:
    • At altitude: Mach 2+ (2,495 km/h, 1,550 mph)
    • At sea level: Mach 1.2 (1470 km/h / 913.2 mph)
    • Supercruise: Mach 1.1-1.5
  • Range: 2,900 km (1,840 mi)
  • Combat radius:
    • Ground attack, lo-lo-lo: 601 km (373 nmi)
    • Ground attack, hi-lo-hi: 1,389 km (863 nmi)
    • Air defence with 3-hr CAP: 185 km (115 nmi)
    • Air defence with 10-min loiter: 1,389 km (863 mi)
  • Ferry range: 3,790 km (2,300 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 19,810 m (65,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: >315 m/s (62,000 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 307 kg/m² (63 lb/ft²)

RAF No 11 Squadron Typhoon at Green Flag, USA

Number 1

F-22 Raptor (USA)

  • Maximum speed:
    • At altitude: Mach 2.25 (1,500 mph, 2,410 km/h)
    • Supercruise: Mach 1.82 (1,220 mph, 1,963 km/h)
  • Range: 1,600 nmi (1,840 mi, 2,960 km) with 2 external fuel tanks
  • Combat radius: 410 nmi (471 mi, 759 km)
  • Ferry range: 2,000 mi (1,738 nmi, 3,219 km)
  • Service ceiling: 65,000 ft (19,812 m)
  • Wing loading: 77 lb/ft² (375 kg/m²)
    • Thrust/weight: 1.08 (1.26 with loaded weight & 50% fuel)
    • Maximum g-load: -3.0/+9.0 g

f-22

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Not on the top ten list, but worthy of mention is the SU-30 MKI from the Indian Air Force

Related posts:  http://markosun.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/fifth-generation-fighter-jets/

http://markosun.wordpress.com/2012/07/22/fighter-jets-with-the-coolest-nicknames/

http://markosun.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/jump-jets/

http://markosun.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/new-fighter-jet-camouflage-schemes/

http://markosun.wordpress.com/2010/09/23/jet-aerobatic-teams-of-the-world/

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Posted January 3, 2010 by markosun in Military

91 responses to “The World’s current top 10 Jet Fighters.

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  2. How can you possible forget the JAS-39 Gripen. It can fly in circles around every plane on your list…

  3. Think the list is pretty accurate. One question though….Didn’t the Indian SU-30’s give the Eurofighter all it could handle? If that was the case shouldn’t the SU-35 be rated highter than the Eurofighter?
    Guess that means the Indian MMCRA will go to the Eurofighter. What about the transfer of technology? Will they hand that over the India?

    • Shameless indian, SU-30 is Russian airplane, A upgrade of su27.

      • That is true but I would suggest you do a little more research before trolling. India flies the Su-30MKI which is miles ahead of the basic Su-30K and the Su-30MKK flown by China. It incorporates 2D Thrust Vectoring (same as F-22 Raptor) as well as Indian, Israeli and Russian Avionics with French and South African sub-systems. India has already awarded Russia a contract to upgrade the MKI radars to Phazotron Zhuk-AE AESA radars starting in 2012. Looking at the success India has had with the MKI, Malaysia has placed orders for similar configuration Su-30MKM.

        Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukhoi_Su-30MKI

      • “LnWulfe Bastard ” be careful while using your words .dont ever dare to again !
        respect every country .

      • dirty ass sukhoi is the result of indian-russian tie up got it

      • bhosdi ke “LnWulfe” your sister put your tits on my dick and talking about shame. tell me where are u from then we match who have shame and who have less..!

      • Don’t hasty up coming fighter jet sukhoi pak fa of indian air force will be at rank no 1. and then you can,t say shame less…

  4. I would still be happy to see even if the F-16 was on the 10th, It is always a pleasure to see this plane standing with the big boys :)

  5. Sukhoi 30mki doesnt stand a chance?

    • Agree. It’s true. All those Sukhoi fighter jets were Russians productions. It does not matter whether any series of Sukhoi planes are upgrade versions, still Russians made. Nothing to be proud of to the love-boasting shamelessly Indians.

      • well asshole The Sukhoi Su-30MKI is jointly developed by Russia’s Sukhoi and India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force (IAF). A variant of the Sukhoi Su-30, it is a heavy, all-weather, long-range fighter…..u uneducated piece of shit shut the fuck up

    • Sukhoi 30 mki does not deserve man

  6. Su35bm is definately better than typhoon
    greatr payload ..greatr range mor agile.. Greater thrust ..much mor proven ..comparabl avionics…mor service ceiling.powerful radar ..only inferior/equal in rcs nd ECM.

  7. Still wondering if they will fully transfer the technology to India if they pick the Eurofighter

  8. how about combine the MiG-35 and F-22 Raptor?

  9. //Shameless indian, SU-30 is Russian airplane, A upgrade of su27.//

    Dear Pakistani, 270 su 30 mki is not needed 51 mirage 2000 H & 50 mig 29 is more then enough to counter paf…….

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  11. 1. The B-70 Bomber is a SiX engine Bomber for The Fifth Gerations Bomber Fleet too! The Speed is Cursing is (M) 2.10 Long Range Crusing at Lomg Didtances of 7,000 Miles in one Trip Flight too! True!! It can Refuel min Fight to Also to true! By Jet Tanker Refueling Plane Meets it in Flight to true!! Jet Plane only is Ready for 2020 A.D. too By 01/01/ 020 too! It ready for Service too! True!

  12. 1. The 5th Geration Military Jet Fighter Planes Will be in service soon too! There Speeds are over (M)2.10 + Crusing Speed too!

  13. Su-3o is made in collabration with india

    • No more lies!!! All Sukhoi series of fighter jets are Russians inventions and productions. What collaboration????? Perhaps, Indians collaborated with Russians only to the aspect of funds contribution. Indians should be able to differentiate.

      • Give it up, Russian jets are garbage compared to the capabilities of what Americans have built, so who cares if India built or help build the jet, doesn’t matter.

        Also, Russia is decades behind on stealth technology

      • I agree the Americans are usually 15 years ahead in most high-tech weapons systems versus the Russkies.

  14. Not satisfied with j10 on 9th position… & boeing super hornet at 10th position. j 10 should be out of race infact saab 39gripen, mirage 2000-5, mig 29smt are better than chengdu j 10 which is not even combat proven… & with lots of accident

  15. Get the j-10 off the list I’TS a piece of shit copy of a 1980’s airframe with shit engines

  16. Rafale is better than mig29 su27 and f-15

  17. wondering!why ” Sukhoi 30MKI ” is not listed in the list.
    it is far better than many fighters in the above list .

  18. The f-18 super hornet should stand before 5 th position

  19. F22 Raptor rules….

  20. The Eurofighter has shown to be far superior to the F-22 on several occasions in mock dogfights.. USAF have even chosen to “stop playing” once or twice because of the eurofighter outperforming the F-22 in the air. It might be different on paper, but in the air the F-22 doesn’t stand a chance, e.g. the Eurofighter was able to pick up the F-22 far earlier than anyone thought.

    http://eucitizens.eu/Forum/index.php?topic=166.0

    • Main thing is though the F/22 has such a small RADAR signature that it isn’t made to dogfght, it’s made to take out the enemy before it can see it and survive the day. And if if needs to it can outrun most other planes due to it’s ability to supercruise and not have to worry about an afterburner eating all that fuel.

  21. i like F-22 Raptor (USA). Because its speed is so high…huuaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 2640mph

    • kph not mph Maximum speed:
      At altitude: Mach 2.25 (1,500 mph, 2,410 km/h)
      Supercruise: Mach 1.82 (1,220 mph, 1,963 km/h) specs at least that they publish who knows the real top speed ? the F-4 phantom was doing mach 2.2 in the late 50’s1958 and up approx. the f104 1954 = 1328 mph (Mach 2.2)

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  23. Lol,who made this ranking???kid,grow up and research more!Chengdau J-10 Is in list but Jas-39 gripen is not in the list.LMAO.Even Chinese people say Shenjang J-11(copy of sukhoi 27) Which is better than Chengdau J-10 is not in list!
    and most f-u-n-n-y is u did nt select Sukhoi-30MKI.!!!BEST 4.5 GENERATION AIRCRAFT!See,it is russian su-30K!BUT ACCORDING TO REQUIRMENT INdia upgraded it with and it is far better than general Su-30K,or China’s Su-30MKK!it is exactly like Sukhoi-35 after several modification by helping of russian su-35 Technologies and french avonics!as a result Malaysia wantED exactly same fighter of Su-30 MKI.Hence Russia dnt manufacture Su-30 MKI.so under sukhoi corporation licence india is making its Su-30MKI exact COUNTERPART for Malaysia name su-30MKM.

  24. My dear friend..please arrange the order u have done and remove j-10 from the list. Include Su-30MKI to the list.Increase the ranking of Dassault Rafale…They both are capable fighters.

  25. screw you all indian.Su-30MKI is a peace of shit that has radar cross section of 4 square meters.How could it be in in the top 10?

    • Simple…in a combat situation it would take most of the planes on the list. In regards to your statement Neil about the Indian Su-30MKI. I am aware that is the plane that they fly. Should have made myself more clear….thx

  26. or not.iaf lost 3 su-30mki.i expect that they would again lost some of their su-30mki fleet without any combat.by the way u people told that j-10 dosen’t have any combat experience.i want to tell u that nither su-30mki.@ darrell u said that su-30mki kan take most of the listed warplane yes it kan in dreams.by the way if thease mkis are so powerfull then why india buys mmrca/rafale?

    • Dera @Che, India bought Rafale in mmrca becoz only one kind of aircraft can never win any battle especially in combats. Thats why even CHINA has Su-30 in its Air force despite having J10 nd J-11(which is a copy of Su-27 only).

    • indian su30 mki are nuclear armed and equipped with supersonic BRAHMOS cruise missiles(Tomahawk are subsonics).. deserves 2nd position. russia & india have collaborated to make Fifth Generation T-50(pak fa/ ffga) which are better than F22.

      • lol Russians will never give their best to you. They will only give you a piece of crap long after other countries developed more advanced fighters. You can just wait…and then wait… and then nothing happens…

  27. Shit with the comparison of j-10 and su-30mki. J-10 is a fighter which has still not proven its ability to fight. then how can we cal it a fighter?

  28. Comparing the details provided in this webpage between F22 and SU-35. I think SU-35 is better. The way the details being provided could be confusing but one take a closer look, SU-35 could be a better jet. F22 is given the 1st place. It could be the choice of whoever publish this decision. Anyway, one can have the best plane but all it require is someone skillfull to fly it. No plane will fly on it’s own. Depends on the pilot skill. Americans had all the best during the Vietnam War but still failed. MIG-29 could have performed better than F-15 if they had got off from the hangers during the Gulf War1.

  29. Where is Su 30 mki ? In your mother shit

  30. The point you all are missing is that the US has a large & effective fleet of support aircraft (E-3, E-2, etc..) that other nations lack. That’s why with equivalent or even inferior aircraft the US forces can still dominate or at least control the airspace abve a battlefield.

  31. Can you make a collection of the most aesthetically designed jet fighters,the most beautiful looking jets.

  32. What the hell is this???
    Where is indian su30 MKI. Its best enough than US F16 falcon.

    A joint air practice done by india and USA resulted in 90 percent of su 30 dominance over american fighters. But it did not included the F 22 raptor. But the su 30 should be on the list. Its far more better than the others.

  33. Any fighter plane can be a master plane if it is driven by an INDIAN Pilot… Its shit u all are fighting on the ability of machine.. It is only a PILOT who shows the actual limitation and capabilities of a plane…

  34. M.M. Alam is a bloody terrorist. you know that dirty mind mustafa pakistaani. All the minds in your country have been badly polluted with the bullshit your education system has been thrusting upon all of you making you all bloody terrorists who can’t ever live peacefully. But believe me you all were not naturally terrorists, you are made to be, believe me and think it over.

  35. I love my country and i proud to be an indian.but sukhoi 30 MKI should be in the top 10 list.its a great jet fighter to have in the front line defense of our air force.

  36. thats great but do you think that we shall live peaceful life in this world. Am scared

  37. I like and somewhat agree with this list, but Everyone has their own opinions on any type of debate, so it is absolutly pathetic that people get upset when they disagree on what is or isnt on the list and the ranking. If u dont like it, make your own list and hear all the complaints that “know it all”people have. The one question I have is that is there a specific reason the f-35 isn’t on here? Maybe because it isn’t in service yet? It is supposed to take the place of f16’s, harriers, and f18’s so in theory it should be a more capable aircraft.

  38. u dont know anything abt fighter plain

  39. here is the world most feared top ten arcraft which are in active service now
    10. Mirage 2000 H
    09. J 10
    08. F 16 Fighting Falcoon
    07. Jas 39 Gripen
    06. Boing FA 18 Super Hornet
    05. F15 Eagle
    04. Dassualt Rafale
    03. Eurofighter Typhoon
    02. Su 35 / 30
    01 Ofcorse world only fifht generation plain F22 Raptor

  40. 1=f22 raptor
    2=sukhoi fa pak t-50
    3=su 3o mki
    4=f 35 lighting 2
    5=f/a hornet 18
    6=dassault rafale
    7=jas 39 gripen
    8-typhoon
    9=mig 35
    10=chendgu j-10

    bihari babu pushp kumar
  41. bhai T-50 and f 35 active service main nahin hain

  42. yaar su 30 mki top 10 me banane ke liye kuch to karo

    • hame nhi banani is list me jagah.. su 30mki aise hi 2nd pe he real world me.. aur agar isme indian pilots ki capabilities bhi add karde to waise hi no. 1 ho jayega.

  43. Yaar su 30 mki ko kyu top 10 me jaga nahi mila

  44. In my view Indian Tejas must be added to this liist

  45. Really ? What about the 3 F-15s downed by syrian MiG 23s ?

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  47. F22 is the world’s best. Su 35 and Eurofighter are more or less same.
    Su MKI is next follewed by Rafale , F18 and F15.
    Then comes others.
    Cluster 1: F22
    Cluster 2: Su 35 and Eurofighter
    Cluster 3: Su MKI
    Cluster 4: Rafale ,F18, F15, Su 27
    Cluster 5: F16, JAS
    Cluster 6: Mirage 2000, Mig 35, J10, J11 (Inferior Copy version of Su 27)

  48. these American Bitches can really go around Bragging man :D This top 10 list things is Shitty Man :D

  49. i think f18 raptor second best jet than others

  50. I can smell the burning sensation in your blog towards Su 30mki.

  51. i like jet

  52. Plz guys, dont fight. All these fighter planes wud hv been decyin in the hangars, if there had not been brave pilots 2 fly them. No matter..whther it is from US, U.K or Russia. Respect to ol the pilots from ol over the world.

  53. Only aircraft in operational service are included. The F-35 is a few years away yet due to the lengthy delays.
    Thanks

  54. HOL KHA VAI,

  55. Sorry guys. Stealth aside, I still think Boeing’s F-15 Silent Eagle version is better than most others. Proven record over the years and pilot training by experienced instructors is just too winning a combination to ignore.

  56. hi guys (from any country) .I have spotted some comments that trying to push india down .
    i am using this fake account to post my comment that near confidential.
    Yes that is true that the russian have 73% contribution making russian Su series .
    but it will be history in 2017-18,when india will test the world’s first Hypersonic Missile BM2.(BrahMos II)
    It will be the time when india will operate 4 carrier battle group including two of the world’s top 10 aircraft carriers.
    India is also developing a Tejas capable of all the feature the f35 . it will be launched soon.
    All of you agree with that but it is not the ultimate goal.
    we are mainly concern about the price of production .our machines price less so we can produce a large number of battle group being a third world country.including that we also made our fighting machine so tactically that we can make a large number of machine in a very short time frame keeping mind the first growing upgrades happens every second. do some research at your own.
    But the movie does not ends here .
    I know it will court Martial my service so i will not give a brief.
    I am a telecom engineer and a member of HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited).
    Basically our group is in development of a radder capable to find any unauthorized aircraft ,missile even it has stealth capability or flying as low as 20 feet above the surface ;the radio radder is past ,now it is the time of microwave and UV radder .Another group is developing p2p (point to point) laser communication system for secure data transfer,i know every body thinks it is nothing but is the ultimate challenge because any body could not defend until he has the right information .
    some of my friend told me that they are developing air burst dual propellant bullet ranges 3mile 98% accurate firing from any stranded rifle with 80 % less recoil , the bullet can also be fires from satellite with pin point accuracy. All of you think it is impossible but it is true that we can see every single person on the street even i have tried sometimes ,it is not open source only for experimental .
    we are aimed to launch a tank that will 40 % shorter , 20% shorter and 37% more cable firing range and capability for over sea operations .
    but the cyber guys are really cool .If i know then i must get a degree on computer science. they are the main warrior.
    our boss ordered us to speed up our research ,i don’t know why .Are you know why? do some back date news research at your own and you will get your answer.
    But we are always against of war because of practical experience .
    if a 20 year old boy fighting with a 7-10 year boy then the elder easily wins but he will also get at least some scratches. every life of our country is valuable to us.

  57. Funny that all stats for western planes are reversed.
    What mock fight showed is that the typhoon eurofighter beat the f-22, and that rafale oustand both of them. Though it is mainly because the f22 is a poor plane, even f15 seems to be better…
    so for westeners jet fighters the order should be something like that :
    1- Rafale
    2- Typhoon ( typhon vs rafale : 8 typhoons down for 1 rafale )
    3- maybe grippen ?
    4- f15, f16 ?
    5- dassault mirage (as an UEA mirage 2000 beat down a f-22 in a red fight)
    6- f-22
    7- f-35

    Between f15 f22 and f35, it will be hard to tell, since there will be no mock fight between them. Though assuming that f15 and f16 are a little better than a mirage 2000, it should be quick close to reality.

    It might look rude, but for now you can check by yourself on the net that is quick close to what we know about these planes real fight abilities.

    http://defenseissues.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/on-rafale-vs-f-22-bfm/

    • One thing you have to consider is the sensor capabilities of the F-22, plus the stealth. The F-22 will identify targets long before the adversary even knows they are detected, or where the F-22 is. Reports are that the F-35 has greater sensor capabilities than the F-22.
      The F-22 will fire on adversaries from out of nowhere.
      The AN/APG-77 radar, designed for air superiority and strike operations, features a low-observable, active-aperture, electronically-scanned array that can track multiple targets in any weather. Additionally, the radar emissions can be focused in an electronic-attack capability to overload enemy sensors.The AN/APG-77 changes frequencies more than 1,000 times per second to lower interception probability. The radar has an estimated range of 125–150 miles, though planned upgrades will allow a range of 250 miles (400 km) or more in narrow beams.

      • ” The F-22 will identify targets long before the adversary even knows they are detected,”

        It won’t, simply because it has no IRST. Radar cannot be reliably used for identification, and it will give away F-22s position to any opponent with competent radar warner.

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