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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.






Boeing-Saab T-X
5th Generation Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft Prototype
Picture of the Boeing-Saab T-X
001
National Flag Graphic
2023
Chengdu (AVIC) J-20 (Black Eagle)
Multirole 5th Generation Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Chengdu (AVIC) J-20 (Black Eagle)
002
National Flag Graphic
2017
HAL AMCA (Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft)
5th Generation Fighter Concept
Picture of the HAL AMCA (Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft)
003
National Flag Graphic
2030
HAL Sukhoi PMF/FGFA
Multirole 5th Generation Fighter Concept
Picture of the HAL Sukhoi PMF/FGFA
004
National Flag Graphic
2022
HESA F-313 Qaher (Conqueror)
5th Generation Lightweight Stealth Fighter Prototype
Picture of the HESA F-313 Qaher (Conqueror)
005
National Flag Graphic
2018
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KAI KF-X
5th Generation Multirole Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the KAI KF-X
006
National Flag Graphic
2026
Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
5th Generation Air Dominance Fighter
Picture of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
007
National Flag Graphic
2005
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
Advanced Multi-Role Strike Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
008
National Flag Graphic
2016
Mitsubishi X-2 (ATD-X / Shinshin)
5th Generation Fighter Technology Demonstrator Aircraft
Picture of the Mitsubishi X-2 (ATD-X / Shinshin)
009
National Flag Graphic
2016
Northrop Grumman T-X (Model 400)
5th Generation Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Northrop Grumman T-X (Model 400)
0010
National Flag Graphic
2017
Northrop-McDonnell Douglas YF-23 (Black Widow II)
Technology Demonstrator / 5th Generation Fighter Prototype
Picture of the Northrop-McDonnell Douglas YF-23 (Black Widow II)
0011
National Flag Graphic
1990
Stavatti Javelin T-X
Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft Prototype
Picture of the Stavatti Javelin T-X
0012
National Flag Graphic
2017
Sukhoi Su-57 (T-50 / PAK FA)
5th Generation Multi-Role Stealth Aircraft
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-57 (T-50 / PAK FA)
0013
National Flag Graphic
2019
TAI TF-X (F-X)
Experimental Fifth Generation Fighter Concept
Picture of the TAI TF-X (F-X)
0014
National Flag Graphic
2030


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