Military Factory

Aircraft from 1990 - 1999

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 11/30/2015

The 1990s were witness to the first Digital War fought at the expense of Saddam Hussein's Iraq.





There are a total of (52) Aircraft from 1990 - 1999 in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1990
AgustaWestland A129 Mangusta (Mongoose)
The Agusta A129 "Mangusta" ("Mongoose") is a modern Italian-designed and developed, two-seat, twin-e... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the AgustaWestland A129 Mangusta (Mongoose)

1994
AIDC F-CK-1 (Ching-Kuo) / (Indigenous Defence Fighter)
The AIDC F-CK-1 ("Fighter, Ching-Kuo 1") is a modern lightweight fighter developed by Taiwanese aero... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the AIDC F-CK-1 (Ching-Kuo) / (Indigenous Defence Fighter)

1995
Airbus A300-600ST (Beluga)
Several leading large-aircraft manufacturers eventually develop a "super-heavy hauler" for transport... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A300-600ST (Beluga)

1994
Airbus A330
The passenger airliner market is lucrative business and typically involves two industry heavyweights... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A330

1993
Airbus A340
The Airbus A340 series was already in design and development alongside the similar A330 series. In t... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A340

1998
Airbus Helicopters EC120 Colibri (Hummingbird)
Introduced in 1998, the EC120 "Colibri" ("Hummingbird") Light Utility Helicopter has seen over 550 e... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters EC120 Colibri (Hummingbird)

1999
Airbus Helicopters H155 (EC155)
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Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters H155 (EC155)

1997
Alenia C-27 Spartan
The Alenia C-27 "Spartan" is a medium-lift transport and joint development effort founded by Italy's... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Alenia C-27 Spartan

1997
BAe QF-4 (McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II)
The QF-4 represents a full-size unmanned target drone version of the successful Cold War-era F-4 Pha... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the BAe QF-4 (McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II)

1995
Bell CH-146 Griffon
When Canadian Armed Forces adopted a new "do-everything" utility-minded helicopter platform in 1995,... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Bell CH-146 Griffon

1998
Bell Eagle Eye (Model 918)
The Bell Eagle Eye (company Model 918) is/was an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) developed to compete i... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Bell Eagle Eye (Model 918)

1997
Boeing / McDonnell Douglas X-36
The Boeing X-36 (formerly McDonnell Douglas) was a unmanned technology demonstrator and served NASA ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Boeing / McDonnell Douglas X-36

1995
Boeing 777 (Triple Seven)
Throughout the 1970s, the Boeing Company operated the mammoth 747 four-engined, "wide-body" long-ran... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Boeing 777 (Triple Seven)

1996
Boeing Bird of Prey
The realm of stealth aircraft ultimately required dedicated technology demonstrators to prove variou... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Boeing Bird of Prey

1995
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
The C-17 Globemaster III is the primary long-haul transport for the United States and has been adopt... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

1999
Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet
The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 "Hornet" carrier-borne fighter line of the United States Navy (USN) pro... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet

1990
Boeing VC-25 (Air Force One)
The VC-25 is used to usher the President of the United States and his staff on various journeys arou... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Boeing VC-25 (Air Force One)

1999
Denel AH-2 Rooivalk (Kestrel)
The Denel (then Atlas) AH-2 Rooivalk (translating to "Kestrel") was an ambitious and indigenous unde... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Denel AH-2 Rooivalk (Kestrel)

1993
Dornier 328
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Thumbnail picture of the Dornier 328

1995
General Atomics MQ-1 Predator (Predator A)
At a cost of about $40 million dollars per system, the RQ-1/MQ-1 Predator is a pricey yet integral p... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the General Atomics MQ-1 Predator (Predator A)

1995
Ghods Ababil (Swallow)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) were once considered primarily the domains of Israel and the United ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Ghods Ababil (Swallow)

1994
Harbin Z-9 (Haitun)
Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation of China began local-license production of the French Aero... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Harbin Z-9 (Haitun)

1997
HESA Azarakhsh (Lightning)
Iran received the first of its Northrop F-5 "Freedom Fighter" aircraft from the United States beginn... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the HESA Azarakhsh (Lightning)

1994
Hongdu JL-8 / K-8 Karakorum
The Hongdu JL-8 / K-8 is a series of indigenous Chinese lightweight jet-powered aircraft. The JL-8 i... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Hongdu JL-8 / K-8 Karakorum

1996
IAI / TRW RQ-5 Hunter
The Hunter is a large Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and was first introduced in 1996 in limited numb... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the IAI / TRW RQ-5 Hunter

1991
IAI Nammer (Leopard)
The prior success of the potent and effective IAI "Kfir" fighter-bomber platform for the Israeli Air... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the IAI Nammer (Leopard)

1992
IAI Searcher
The Israelis realized the value of drones in warfare before most and developed a very mature industr... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the IAI Searcher

1991
KAI KF-16 Fighting Falcon
South Korea's close political ties with the United States allows for access to American military pro... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the KAI KF-16 Fighting Falcon

1994
Kaman K-MAX (K-1200)
The Kaman K-MAX is a general purpose, multi-role, all-weather platform certified for long endurance,... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Kaman K-MAX (K-1200)

1995
Kamov Ka-31 (Helix)
The Kamov Ka-31 "Helix" series of medium-lift navalized helicopters was born out of a Soviet Navy ne... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Kamov Ka-31 (Helix)

1995
Kamov Ka-50 Black Shark (Hokum)
The Kamov Ka-50 Chernaya Akula (or "Black Shark" and Codenamed "Hokum" by NATO) series of attack hel... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Kamov Ka-50 Black Shark (Hokum)

1996
Lockheed / Boeing RQ-3 DarkStar
DarkStar origins were found in a 1983 initiative that saw the United States Air Force (USAF), the Ce... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed / Boeing RQ-3 DarkStar

1990
McDonnell Douglas / Boeing MD-11
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Thumbnail picture of the McDonnell Douglas / Boeing MD-11

1991
McDonnell Douglas / Boeing T-45 Goshawk
The McDonnell Douglas/Boeing T-45 Goshawk is a navalized version of the land-based British Aerospace... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the McDonnell Douglas / Boeing T-45 Goshawk

1999
Mikoyan MiG 1.42 / 1.44 / MFI
Mikoyan designed the MiG 1.42 in response to a Soviet requirement for a multi-role frontline fighter... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan MiG 1.42 / 1.44 / MFI

1997
Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit
The Northrop Grumman B-2 "Spirit" (generically referred to as the "Stealth Bomber") became the pinna... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit

1996
Northrop Grumman E-8 Joint STARS (JSTARS)
A product of the Northrop Grumman Corporation, the E-8 "Joint Stars" series of aircraft provides the... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Northrop Grumman E-8 Joint STARS (JSTARS)

1990
Northrop Grumman YF-23 Black Widow II
The YF-23 Black Widow II was Northrop Grumman's (along with McDonnell Douglas Corporation) answer to... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Northrop Grumman YF-23 Black Widow II

1992
Novi Avion
The Novi Avion ("New Aircraft") was a Yugoslavian effort to produce a home-grown supersonic multi-ro... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Novi Avion

1994
ORBIS International DC-10 (Flying Eye Hospital)
ORBIS International is a non-profit organization developed to combat blindness in Third World countr... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the ORBIS International DC-10 (Flying Eye Hospital)

1990
Panavia Tornado ECR (Electronic Combat / Reconnaissance)
The Tornado ECR (Electronic Combat / Reconnaissance) is a specialized "Suppression of Enemy Air Defe... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Panavia Tornado ECR (Electronic Combat / Reconnaissance)

1998
PANHA 2091 (Toufan)
The Islamic Republic of Iran received much of its pre-1979 revolution military support from the Unit... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the PANHA 2091 (Toufan)

1990
Piaggio P.180 Avanti
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Thumbnail picture of the Piaggio P.180 Avanti

1997
Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Griffin)
The Saab JAS 39 "Gripen" ("Griffin") forms the primary fighter wing of the Swedish Air Force (among ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Griffin)

1998
Shenyang J-11 (Flanker B+)
The Shenyang J-11 is based on the Soviet-Russian Sukhoi Su-27 "Flanker" air-superiority fighter seri... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Shenyang J-11 (Flanker B+)

1991
Sikorsky HH-60 (Pave Hawk)
The HH-60 Pave Hawk series of all-weather day/night transport helicopters is an Air Force version of... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky HH-60 (Pave Hawk)

1990
Sikorsky HH-60 / MH-60T Jayhawk
The US Coast Guard's HH-60 "Jayhawk" is based on the hugely successful Sikorsky Aircraft "S-70" rota... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky HH-60 / MH-60T Jayhawk

1996
Sukhoi Su-30 (Flanker-C)
The Sukhoi Su-30 (NATO codename of "Flanker-C") is an air superiority and strike fighter version of ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-30 (Flanker-C)

1997
Sukhoi Su-32/37/47 Berkut (Golden Eagle)
While the collapse of the Soviet Empire in 1991 stymied many-a-program in Russia, the Sukhoi concern... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-32/37/47 Berkut (Golden Eagle)

1994
Sukhoi Su-33 (Flanker-D)
The Sukhoi Su-33 (NATO: "Flanker-D") represents the navalized equivalent of the land-based Russian-p... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-33 (Flanker-D)

1992
Xian JH-7 (Flounder) / FBC-1 (Flying Leopard)
To help strengthen its strike wing, the Chinese defense ministry enacted a new program to produce an... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Xian JH-7 (Flounder) / FBC-1 (Flying Leopard)

1991
Yakovlev Yak-44
During the latter half of the Cold War (1947 - 1991) years, the Soviet Union's naval branch position... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Yakovlev Yak-44