Today’s jet fighters, combat aircrafts and multi-role aircrafts.

The end of the 20th century was marked by a significant decrease in the number of aircraft models in service in the air force. From now on, fighter aircrafts are no longer simple interceptors, but their missions are very varied: penetration, tactical reconnaissance, ground attack, etc… The jet fighter has become multi-role and the few representatives of this family, whether they are 4th or 5th generation, are now a small elite of aircrafts.


Dassault Mirage F1 – France – 1961
Aero L-39 Albatros – Czechoslovakia – 1968
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-23 (NATO: Flogger) – USSR – 1970
Sukhoï Su-17 (NATO: Fitter) – USSR – 1970
Grumman F-14 Tomcat – USA – 1972
Aero L-39 Albatros – Czechoslovakia – 1972
IAI Nesher Vulture – Israel – 1972
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-25 (NATO : Foxbat) – USSR – 1972
Northrop YA-9 – USA – 1972
General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon – USA – 1978
Dassault Aviation Mirage 2000 – France – 1983
AIDC F-CK-1 Ching-Kuo – fighter jet – Taiwan – 1993
British Aerospace Hawk 200 – UK – 1993
Mitsubishi F-2 – Japan/USA – 1995
Aerostar LanceR – fighter jet – Romania – 1997
Aero L-159 ALCA – Czechoslovakia – 1997
Dassault Aviation Rafale – France – 1998
Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet – USA – 1998
Boeing X-32 JSF – USA – 2000
Guizhou JL-9 – Chine – 2003
Chengdu J-10 ‘Firebird’ – China – 2003
Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon – Europe – 2003
Aermacchi M-346 Master – Italy – 2004
Lockheed F-22 Raptor – USA – 2005
Lockheed-Martin F-35 Lightning II – USA – 2006
Chengdu/PAC JF-17 Thunder – China + Pakistan – 2007
Sukhoï Su-57 (OTAN : Felon) – Russia – 2010
Chengdu J-20 – China – 2011
Aurora Flight Sciences – USA – 2013
HAL Tejas – India – 2014
Boeing-SAAB T-7A – US/Sweden – 2016
Kai-Lockheed Martin T-50A – USA – 2016
Chengdu J-20 ‘Firefang’ – China – 2017
Boeing F-15EX Eagle II – USA – 2021

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