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    Aircraft from 1990 - 1999

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 3/11/2016

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





    There are a total of (54) 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)
    ... [Read More]
    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 Do 328
    ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Dornier Do 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
    ... [Read More]
    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
    ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Piaggio P.180 Avanti

    1992
    PZL I-22 Iryda
    In an effort to upgrade its existing, aging stock of TS-11 twin-seat, single-engine jet powered trai... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the PZL I-22 Iryda

    1990
    Rockwell-MBB X-31 (EFM)
    ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Rockwell-MBB X-31 (EFM)

    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