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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Summary: Pathankot (Punjab) [India], Sept 2 (ANI): Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman on Monday flew a sortie in a MiG-21 fighter aircraft from the Pathankot Airbase.
Last Monday, two SU-30 fighter aircraft were intercepted en route from the Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad to mainland Russia.
Fighter aircraft in the fixed-wing segment is projected to lead the air-to-air refueling market during the forecast period Based on aircraft type, the fighter aircraft is projected to be the leading fixed-wing segment during the forecast period.
The MoD said an RAF quick reaction alert Typhoon fighter aircraft scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth, with an RAF Voyager from RAF Brize Norton, to monitor two Russian Bear maritime patrol aircraft approaching UK airspace.
Search of pilot of MiG-29 fighter aircraft of Azerbaijan Air Force that crashed during scheduled training flights continues, APA reports.
BAGHDAD (NINA) - The US Air Force's Central Command announced the first military operation by the F-35A Lightning 2, known as the Stealth, the latest fighter aircraft in the world.
Any injuries or casualties into the incident were yet not reported.Earlier on February 12 this year, aMiG 27 fighter aircraft crashed in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer, while it wasflying on a training mission.
Islamabad -- PAF fighter aircraft carried out off-runway operations by operating from multiple locations along motorways and highways, today.
After landing, the fighter aircraft also took part in a refuelling and re-arming exercise.
ISLAMABAD -- The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter aircraft on Monday carried out off-runway operations by operating from multiple locations along motorways and highways.
The fighter aircraft of the PAF carried out readiness exercises to perform take-off and landing sorties.