Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Most of the Top 5 Future Stealth Combat Aircraft in the  list are still in testing and production process.

Top 5: Mitsubishi ATD-X

The Mitsubishi ATD-X Shinshin is an indigenous Japanese experimental aircraft for testing advanced stealth fighter technologies. It is being developed by the Japanese Ministry of Defense Technical Research and Development Institute (TRDI) for research purposes. The main contractor of the project is Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

Japan Stealth Combat Aircraft

Aircraft Details:

Country: Japan
Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
First Flight:: Expected  2014
  • Length: 14.174 meters
  • Wingspan: 9.099 meters
  • Height: 4.514 meters
  • Crew: 1
  • Primary User: Japan

Number 4: Chengdu J-20

The Chengdu J-20  is a stealth, twin-engine fifth-generation fighter aircraft prototype being developed by Chengdu Aerospace Corporation for the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). The J-20 made its first flight on January 2011, and is expected to be operational in 2017.
China Stealth Combat Fighter

Aircraft Details:

Country: China
Manufacturer: Chengdu Aerospace Corporation
First Flight:: January 2011
  • Length: 20.3 meters
  • Wingspan: 12.88 meters
  • Height: 4.45 meters
  • Crew: 1
  • Aircraft Role: Stealth air superiority fighter /multirole combat aircraft
  • Primary User: People's Liberation Army Air Force

Number 3: Sukhoi PAK FA

The PAK FA a fifth-generation fighter programme of the Russian Air Force. The T-50 is the aircraft designed by Sukhoi for the PAK FA programme. The aircraft is a stealthy, single-seat, twin-engine jet fighter, and will be the first operational aircraft in the Russian Air Force service to use stealth technology.
Russia T-50

Aircraft Details:

Country: Russia
Manufacturer: NAPO, KnAAPO
First Flight: January 2010
  • Length: 19.8 meters
  • Wingspan: 13.95 meters
  • Height: 4.74 meters
  • Crew: 1
  • Primary User: Russian Air Force, Russian Navy
  • Aircraft Role: Stealth multirole fighter

Number 2: Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor

The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is a single-seat, twin-engine, all weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft developed for the United States Air Force (USAF). The result of the USAF's Advanced Tactical Fighter program, the aircraft was designed primarily as an air superiority fighter, but has additional capabilities including ground attack, electronic warfare, and signals intelligence roles.

Lockheed Martin Combat Aircraft

Aircraft Details:

Country: United States
Manufacturer: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Boeing Defense, Space & Security

First Flight: September 1997
Introduction: December 2005
Primary User: United States Air Force
Number Built: 195
Aircraft Role: Stealth air superiority fighter

Top 1: Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant, the F-35B short take-off and vertical-landing (STOVL) variant, and the F-35C carrier-based CATOBAR (CV) variant. The F-35 is descended from the X-35, which was the winning design of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program. It is being designed and built by an aerospace industry team led by Lockheed Martin.

Locheed Future Combat Aircraft


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