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5th Generation Fighter Aircraft

The era of the 5th Generation Fighter Aircraft was ushered in with the introduction of the USAF Lockheed F-22 Raptor air superiority platform in 2005.

5th Generation Fighter Aircraft

The era of the 5th Generation Fighter Aircraft was ushered in with the introduction of the USAF Lockheed F-22 Raptor air superiority platform in 2005.

OVERVIEW



The Fifth Generation Fighter is the current standard naming convention for 'next-generation' fighter aircraft. While there are no truly defined, widely-accepted features of this breed, the aircraft considered for the title often utilize proven features of Fourth Generation Fighter designs and introduce all-new levels of performance, stealth profiles and advanced avionics with integrated all-digital flight systems. Primary armament is held in an internal internal bay to further preserve the airframe's radar signature. Several Fifth Generation Fighters are in development including the American Lockheed F-35 Lightning II and the Russian T-50 PAK-FA while others are in discussion. The United States Air Force's Lockheed F-22 Raptor, introduced in 2005, remains the only fully-operational Fifth Generation Fighter to date.

There are a total of 14 5th Generation Fighter Aircraft in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator.






B
1
2023
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Boeing-Saab T-X
Boeing-Saab T-X
5th Generation Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft Prototype
C
2
2017
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Chengdu (AVIC) J-20 (Black Eagle)
Chengdu (AVIC) J-20 (Black Eagle)
Multirole 5th Generation Fighter Aircraft
H
3
2030
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HAL AMCA (Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft)
HAL AMCA (Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft)
5th Generation Fighter Concept
H
4
2022
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HAL Sukhoi PMF/FGFA
HAL Sukhoi PMF/FGFA
Multirole 5th Generation Fighter Concept
H
5
2018
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HESA F-313 Qaher (Conqueror)
HESA F-313 Qaher (Conqueror)
5th Generation Lightweight Stealth Fighter Prototype
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K
6
2026
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the KAI KF-X
KAI KF-X
5th Generation Multirole Fighter Aircraft
L
7
2005
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
5th Generation Air Dominance Fighter
L
8
2016
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
Advanced Multi-Role Strike Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
M
9
2016
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Mitsubishi X-2 (ATD-X / Shinshin)
Mitsubishi X-2 (ATD-X / Shinshin)
5th Generation Fighter Technology Demonstrator Aircraft
N
10
2017
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Northrop Grumman T-X (Model 400)
Northrop Grumman T-X (Model 400)
5th Generation Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft Proposal
N
11
1990
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Northrop Grumman YF-23 (Black Widow II)
Northrop Grumman YF-23 (Black Widow II)
Technology Demonstrator / 5th Generation Fighter Prototype
S
12
2017
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Stavatti Javelin T-X
Stavatti Javelin T-X
Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft Prototype
S
13
2019
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-57 (T-50 / PAK FA)
Sukhoi Su-57 (T-50 / PAK FA)
5th Generation Multi-Role Stealth Aircraft
T
14
2030
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the TAI TF-X (F-X)
TAI TF-X (F-X)
Experimental Fifth Generation Fighter Concept


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