Fighter jets planes are a great asset for the security of any country as they help the countries to rule their skies and protect their peace and sovereignty. Hence, they make a vital part of the defense system of a country, for strengthening its security.
Listed below are the top 10 fighter jet planes in the world:
10. F 16 Fighting Falcon
The F 16 Fighting Falcon was originally a part of US Air Force, but now a total of 26 countries own this combat specialist single seated fighter jet. It was used in the famous Desert Storm Operation in 1991.
9. Su 30 MKI (Flanker H)
This Russian fighter jet was first put into service in 2002, and was later manufactured in India in 2004, by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and is now a part of Indian Air Force too. Now, its parts are produced in 14 countries around the world.
8. Saab JAS 39 Gripen
The Saab JAS 39 Gripen started flying in 1997, as a part of the Swedish Air Force, later providing services to countries like Hungary, Czech Republic, Thailand and South Africa. This lightweight fighter jet plane is well known for firing air to surface and air to air missiles.
7. Boeing F/A 18 E/F Super Hornet
Super Hornet is another acclaimed fighter plane, which is used by the US Navy as well as Royal Australian Air Force, the services started in 1999 and 2010 respectively. The aircraft has a total of 11 weapon stations on it, which have the capacity to store a combination of air to ground and air to air missiles, along with hi tech laser bombs.
6. Boeing F 15E Strike Eagle
Boeing F 15E Strike Eagle is the major performer in the US Air Force. Features like great flying speed and capacity to carry a variety of bombs and missiles earn this fighter jet plane a place in the list of best fighter jets in the world. It can cope up with the most adverse weather conditions and fly in the night too.