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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BAGHDAD / NINA / United States announced that it would send additional fighter aircraft (F-15 A) to the Incirlik military airbase in southern Turkey's Adana province.
Contract notice: Reconstruction of refrigeration towers, virtual flight over the moravian-silesian region in fighter aircraft.
The Contract Air Services program, administered by Naval Air Systems Command, provides contractor-owned and operated aircraft to train ship-board and airborne weapon systems operators on fighter aircraft operation and employment, countering potential enemy airborne threats, and electronic warfare / electronic attack operations.
Tezpur: A Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft on Tuesday crashed at Laokhowa in Nagaon district of northeast Indian state Assam with both the pilot and co-pilot ejecting safely.
In Syria, fighter aircraft launched one airstrike near Ain Al-Arab (Kobane), and "struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL fighting position," the statement said.
Jointly codeveloped by Pakistan and China, JF17 Thunder is a light weight all weather multirole fighter aircraft.
The T-50, which will be the core of Russia's future fighter fleet, is a fifth-generation multi-role fighter aircraft featuring stealth and nano-technology, super-maneuverability, super cruise capability (supersonic flight without use of afterburner), and an advanced avionics suite including an X-band active phased-array radar, according to Sukhoi.
Panaji, May 11 ( ANI ): Defence Minister A K Antony commissioned fighter aircraft MiG-29 K Black Panther squadron into the Indian Navy here in Panaji.
All major armed forces around the world are expected to invest in some way into their fighter aircraft capability over the coming decade, meaning that although the F-35 will grab the most headlines, significant procurement of both 4th and 5th generation platforms will drive what is truly a global defence market.
ISLAMABAD, November 09, 2010 (Balochistan Times): PAF contingent comprising JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft and the Sherdils formation aerobatics team, alongwith pilots and technicians, departed for China to participate in the forthcoming 8th International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition at Zhuhai, China from 16-21 November, 2010.
Siemon Wezeman, a Senior Fellow at the Arms Transfers Program at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), said that several southeast Asian countries had "dramatically" stepped up their purchases of submarines, fighter aircraft, and long-range missiles in recent years.
Summary: Ludhiana, Jun 15, 2010, SPA -- A MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force on Tuesday crashed near Halwara air base in Punjab, but the pilot bailed out safely.