Wednesday, January 30, 2013

TOP 6: Stealth (Halimunan) Fighter Jet

Stealth aircraft use stealth technology to avoid detection by features to interfere with radar, as well as to reduce visibility in the infrared, visual, audio, and radio frequency (RF) spectrum. Development of stealth technology likely began in Germany during World War II. This philosophy also takes into account the heat, sound, and other emissions of the aircraft as these can also be used to locate it. 6 List of Stealth Aircraft used between year of 1980s – current.

1)      LOCKHEED F-117 NIGHTHAWK

 

Role: Stealth Attack Aircraft
National Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Lockheed Corporation & Lockheed Martin
First Flight: 18 June 1981
Introduction: October 1983
Status: Retired on 22 April 2008
Number Built: 64
Unit Cost: USD42 Million (Flyaway Cost) USD111 Million (Average Cost)
Trivia: 1st ever Aircraft using stealth technology

2)      NORTHROP GRUMMAN B-2 SPIRIT

 

National Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Northrop Corporation
First Flight: 17 July 1989
Introduction: April 1997
Status: In service
Number Built: 21
Unit Cost: USD 737 Million (Average)
Trivia 1: Known as Stealth Bomber
Trivia 2: Capable of deploy both conventional and nuclear weapons

3)      LOCKHEED MARTIN/BOEING F-22 RAPTOR

 

National Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics & Boeing Defense, Space & Security
First Flight: 7 September 1997
Introduction: 15 December 2005
Status: In service
Number Built: 195
Average Unit Cost: USD 150 Million (Flyaway Cost)
Trivia 1: Air superiority fighter,
Trivia 2: Capabilities include ground attack and signals intelligence roles

4)      LOCKHEED MARTIN F-35 LIGHTNING II

 

National Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics & Boeing Defense, Space & Security
First Flight: 15 December 2006
Introduction: Expected in 2016
Status: In initial production
Number Built: 63 (For US training program only)
Unit Cost: F-35A (USD 107 Million), F-35B (USD 237 Million), F35-C (USD 236 Million)
Trivia 1: F-35A is a conventional takeoff and landing variant
Trivia 2: F-35B is a short take off and vertical-landing variant
Trivia 3: F-35C is a carrier-based variant

5)      SUKHOI PAK FA

 

National Origin: Russia
Manufacturer: Sukhoi
First Flight: 29 January 2010
Introduction: Expected in 2016
Status: In initial production
Number Built: 4 (For training only)
Unit Cost: USD 47-57 Million
Trivia 1: The only a handful of stealth jet programs globally

6)      CHENGDU J-21

 

National Origin: China
Manufacturer: Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group
First Flight: 11 January 2011
Introduction: Expected in 2018
Status: In initial production
Number Built: 2 (For training only)
Unit Cost: USD 47-57 Million
Trivia 1: Chengdu proven study the technology over 40 years and not copyright Lockheed

These list are major Stealth Fighter Jet used by military but not all of list. For list no 5, India is currently joint venture with Russia to produce another jet similar to PAK FA. As technology is moving the world, we must not remember where we came from and who our grandparents are. Live it people.

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