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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On February 26 March 4 NATO fighter aircraft conducting the Air Policing Mission in the Baltic states were scrambled four times to identify and escort military aircraft of the Russian Federation in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.
The Business Insider, which operates international editions in the United Kingdom, Australia, China, Germany, France, South Africa, India, Italy, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Scandinavia, Poland, and Singapore, has revealed that Pakistani military has 197 naval assets, 301 fighter aircraft, and 2,924 combat tanks.
Its total aircraft, fighter aircraft and naval assets are 951,301 and 197 respectively.
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Being an open day for general public, aviation enthusiasts turned out in thousands to see the sleek and lethal fighter aircraft, rightfully called the Pride of Pakistan, said a press release issued here.
April 28, 2017 was a momentous day for Pakistan Air Force as dual-seat variant of the JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft successfully completed its maiden test flight at Chengdu (China).
Two of the remaining 10 FA-50 fighter aircraft from South Korea will be delivered on Thursday.
have a large, privately held, operating fleet of fighter aircraft that deliver specialty aviation services.
The sale of Su-30 fighter aircraft is prohibited under UNSCR 2231 without the approval of the UN Security Council and we would block the approval of any sale of fighter aircraft under the restrictions," Shannon said, referring to the UN resolution.
New Delhi -- Stiff opposition from India has forced Sri Lanka to drop plans, at least for now, to buy JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft from Pakistan, Indian media quoting officials reported on Sunday.
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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.