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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.

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 4th 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. The first 5th Generation fighter to reach service was the American lockkeed F-22 Raptor. There are currently several high-profile developments being undertaken in Russia, China, Turkey, South Korea, Japan, and Europe.

There are a total of [ 16 ] 5th Generation Fighter Aircraft entries 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.
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1
Picture of the Boeing-Saab T-7 Red Hawk (eT-7A)
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2023
Boeing-Saab T-7 Red Hawk (eT-7A)
5th Generation Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft
2
Picture of the Chengdu (AVIC) J-20 (Black Eagle)
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2017
Chengdu (AVIC) J-20 (Black Eagle)
Multirole 5th Generation Fighter Aircraft
3
Picture of the HAL AMCA (Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft)
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2030
HAL AMCA (Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft)
5th Generation Fighter Concept
4
Picture of the HAL Sukhoi PMF/FGFA
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2019
HAL Sukhoi PMF/FGFA
Multirole 5th Generation Fighter Concept
5
Picture of the HESA F-313 Qaher (Conqueror)
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2018
HESA F-313 Qaher (Conqueror)
5th Generation Lightweight Stealth Fighter Prototype
6
Picture of the KAI KF-21 Boromae (KF-X)
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2028
KAI KF-21 Boromae (KF-X)
5th Generation Multirole Fighter Aircraft
7
Picture of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
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2005
Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
5th Generation Air Dominance Fighter
8
Picture of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
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2016
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
Advanced Multi-Role Strike Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
9
Picture of the Mitsubishi F-X
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2035
Mitsubishi F-X
5th / 6th Generation Air Superiority Fighter
10
Picture of the Mitsubishi X-2 (ATD-X / Shinshin)
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2016
Mitsubishi X-2 (ATD-X / Shinshin)
5th Generation Fighter Technology Demonstrator Aircraft
11
Picture of the Northrop Grumman T-X (Model 400)
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2017
Northrop Grumman T-X (Model 400)
5th Generation Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft Proposal
12
Picture of the Northrop-McDonnell Douglas YF-23 (Black Widow II)
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1990
Northrop-McDonnell Douglas YF-23 (Black Widow II)
Technology Demonstrator / 5th Generation Fighter Prototype
13
Picture of the Stavatti Javelin T-X
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2017
Stavatti Javelin T-X
Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft Prototype
14
Picture of the Sukhoi Checkmate (Su-75)
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2026
Sukhoi Checkmate (Su-75)
Lightweight 5th Generation Fighter Proposal
15
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-57 (Felon)
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2019
Sukhoi Su-57 (Felon)
5th Generation Multi-Role Stealth Aircraft
16
Picture of the TAI TF-X (F-X)
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2028
TAI TF-X (F-X)
5th Generation Fighter Project

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