Here is a list of the 10 most sophisticated fighter jets in the world, one of which will be owned by Indonesia

The Top 10 Fighter Jets in the World - Warrior Maven: Center for Military Modernization

Oto-Zone Pro – Having various types of defense equipment to strengthen defense has become an urgency for every country to maintain its sovereignty. One of the most important defense equipment is the fighter jet. This type of aircraft is relied on to maintain the security of an airspace, or to attack enemies.

The following is a list of the 10 best fighter jets in 2023 according to Aerotime. Starting from 10th place:

10. Sukhoi Su-35S

Russia’s Sukhoi Su-30, Su-35, and Su-37 as well as China’s Shenyang J-16 are based on the Su-27 platform developed with 4.5 generation capabilities. However, the Su-35S is considered the ultimate version of them all. This jet is equipped with the latest electronic systems produced in Russia, and is characterized by a thrust-vectoring engine nozzle  that can turn in any direction, making this aircraft very easy to maneuver.

9. Dassault Rafale

The Rafale is France’s flagship fighter jet which continues to be developed. Type F3 is the newest variant with the most advanced weapon systems and sensors. Meanwhile, the Rafale F4 is currently under development and will include upgrades to the radar and avionics. Its sophistication has made several countries, including Indonesia, interested in acquiring it. As is known, the Ministry of Defense officially purchased 42 Rafale fighter jets from the French aviation company, Dassault Aviation, in mid-February 2022.

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8. Eurofighter Typhoon

As the name suggests, the Eurofighter Typhoon is designed to be a joint European fighter jet. However, the jet is also in demand from countries outside Europe, especially in the Middle East such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The Typhoon is one of the most sophisticated 4th generation jets and its newest variant, Tranche 4, is equipped with software and hardware in the form of electronics and radar that are effective in destroying targets in the air and on the ground.

7. Boeing F-15EX Eagle II

The F-15EX Eagle II developed by Boeing is the most advanced version of the F-15, one of the first 4th generation fighter jets which reached its 50th birthday last year. This jet is equipped with avionic system technology and powerful weapons so it is in demand by many countries.

6. Shenyang FC-31 Gyrfalcon

This fighter jet developed by Shenyang Aircraft Co. Ltd (SAC) is claimed to be equipped with a sophisticated radar that can lock on to several targets simultaneously, as well as being stealthy or undetectable by opponents. The SAC also offers similar capabilities but at lower procurement costs than the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II.

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5. Sukhoi Su-57

Russia’s flagship fifth-generation fighter jet is capable of reaching supersonic speeds and is equipped with the most advanced radio-electronic equipment and electronic co-pilot technology. Various western media even stated that the Sukhoi Su-57 was involved in the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

4. KAI KF-21 Boramae

The KF-21 is the newest jet on this list which successfully made its maiden flight in July 2022. However, the KF-21 has many features that are compatible with fifth generation jets. Because this South Korean-made fighter jet has a stealth design and several technologies that are also used on the F-35.

3. Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor

The F-22 is the world’s first operational stealth-capable 5th generation fighter jet. The United States Air Force (USAF) is the only one that operates the F-22 because the US prohibits its sale to other countries. Its sophistication has also been proven in various combat missions.

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2. Chengdu J-20 Mighty Dragon

This fifth generation Chinese fighter jet is designed to compete with the F-22 and Su-57. The Chengdu J-20 can carry long-range missiles including the PL-15, PL-21 and LS-6 guided missiles. Although detailed characteristics are kept secret, the front of the prototype looks similar to an F-22 Raptor and the rear looks like a Sukhoi T-50.

1. Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II tops the list due to its advanced air combat technology. Its sensor and data fusion system allows it to collect and share information faster than other stealth jets. This information gives pilots an advantage when it comes to making quick decisions in combat. This fighter jet also has excellent acceleration, agility and maneuverability.

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