fighter aircraft

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Noun1.fighter aircraft - a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the airfighter aircraft - a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
interceptor - a fast maneuverable fighter plane designed to intercept enemy aircraft
kamikaze - a fighter plane used for suicide missions by Japanese pilots in World War II
stealth fighter - a fighter that is difficult to detect by radar; is built for precise targeting and uses laser-guided bombs
military plane, warplane - an aircraft designed and used for combat
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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He added the move will give the Indian industry an opportunity to be part of the world's biggest fighter aircraft ecosystem as the custom made F-35 fighter plane project's size, scope and success will allow the industry to take full advantage of the manufacturing, upgrade and sustainment process into the future.
Lockheed Martin's F-16 and Saab's Gripen fighter plane from Sweden are regarded as the front-runners in getting a lucrative, multi-billion dollar contract for 200 to 250 jets for the Indian Air Force.
The F-18 fighter is the primary naval aviation fighter plane used by the Navy and Marine Corps.
KARACHI -- It is a British model, fighter plane GNAT clinched as a War Trophy by young Pakistani pilots on September 3, exactly 50 years ago, drawing massive attention of the visitors at the PAF Museum, Karachi.
The collaborative work of Russian fighter plane experts Yefim Gordon and Sergey Komissarov, "Yakovlev Fighters of World War Two" is a 336 page compendium that is a full and complete history of the World War II fighter planes developed for, and employed by, the Russian air command.
To this Dowding objected adamantly, figuring, correctly, that France was doomed, so every available fighter plane and pilot must remain in Britain.
The Rafale fighter plane has just won it first export contract," the President added.
Military reinforcements, including a fighter plane, were dispatched to the scene to track down terrorists.
The FA-50 lead-in fighter planes from South Korea that the Department of National Defense (DND) plans to purchase lack capability in terms of performance and weaponry of a genuine multi-role jet fighter plane that the Philippine Air Force (PAF) badly needs to defend the country's airspace in light of rising tensions in the region, a defense expert noted.
We don't have information about whether it was a fighter plane," Rosaviatsia's spokesman said, but the agency is required to check such reports per Russia's air transport rules.
Oil leaking from an aging F-4 fighter plane of Japan's Air Self-Defense Force prompted a temporary suspension of flights Friday at Nagoya airport, the airport operator said.