Top 10 The Most Expensive Fighter Jets in the World
The most important part of military forces are Fighter Jets. Most of the wars and fights are done on fighter jets by different countries that must be latest and should be made especially for fighting purposes. These planes are very expensive whose radar technology does not come cheap. However latest technology to destroy the different types of equipment of the enemies
Most of the latest Fighter Jets are not made by the countries on their own because they need a lot of research and technology which most of the developed countries do for the rest of the world like Russia, France, USA etc. These planes are very expensive that is the reason countries purchase them in different installments.
The following are top 10 most expensive military jets in the world:
10. MiG-35 – $55 million (speed 2.25 Mach)
In the early 1980s, the then-Soviet Union unveiled the MiG-29 fighter which was meant to counter the newest American fighters being developed at the time. Over the following decades Russian engineers has finalized testing and development of the latest MiG fighter, known as the MiG-35 Fulcrum. This fighter looks similar like Mig-29. Huge progress of the MiG-35 is reflected in electronics, weapons systems, the new AESA radar and the uniquely designed optical system of locating (Optical Locator System (OLS)), but Eurofighter electronics is still better – EuroDASS Electronic Warfare. Flight cost per hour 15 600 USD.
9. Su-30MKI – $65 million (2 Mach)
The multi-role Su-30MKI can be deployed in counter-air strikes, counter-land and counter-sea missions. The Sukhoi MKI has vectored thrust along with canards and is among the most manuevarable aircraft of the world with a sustained turn rate of almost 20-25 degrees comparing with the raptors 28-32 degree. The maximum unrefuelled flight range of Su-30SMKI is about 3,000km. Flight cost per hour 23 000 USD.
8. Su-35 – $75 million (2,25 mach)
First off, the fighter will get an improved airframe, which will dramatically increase its service life to 6,000 hours, 30 years of operation. The SU-35 would beat anything the europeans/NATO has. Su-35 is most advanced multirole jet fighter, NATO has only qulity propaganda… We have see results Syria and Iraq, Russian planes were lot more efficient. The Su-35 is the most maneuverable fighter – it’s king of the airshows. Su-35 designers reduced the ability of radar to detect this plane head on by incorporating radar-absorbent materials into the design, especially around the engine inlets. Flight cost per hour 36 000 USD.
7. F/A-18EF Super Hornet – $80 milion (1.8 Mach)
The F/A-18 Super Hornet is a twin-engine, supersonic, all weather multirole fighter jet that is capable of landing and taking off from an aircraft carrier. Structurally the Super Hornet is built largely from aluminium alloys, with extensive use of carbon fibre composite skins in the wings, and titanium in several critical areas. Flight cost per hour 13 200 USD.
6. Dassault Rafale – $130 million (2.35 Mach)
The Rafale is a French twin engine canard delta wing fighter which was development and entered service in 2001. Much of the plane’s technology is domestically developed, including the radar and infrared tracking system. The Rafale is equipped with an RBE2 passive electronically scanned radar developed by Thales, which has look-down and shoot-down capabilities. The radar can track up to eight targets simultaneously and provides threat identification and prioritisation.Flight cost per hour 28 000 USD.
5. F-15E Strike Eagle – $135 milion (2.35 Mach)
The F-15E Strike Eagle is a twin-engine, all weather fighter that is the backbone for the Air Force’s air superiority. Its proven design is undefeated in air-to-air combat, with more than 100 aerial combat victories. Its two engines provide 58,000 pounds of thrust, which enable the F-15 to exceed speeds of Mach 2.5. Boeing has built more than 1,600 of the aircraft for six countries around the world. None of them plan to retire the F-15. Flight cost per hour 32 000 USD.
4. SUKHOI PAK FA – $150 milion(2.3 Mach)
Russian industry has consistently referred to the Sukhoi PAK-FA also known as the T-50 as a fifth-generation aircraft, but a careful look at the programme reveals that this is an ‘in-name-only’ designation. Sukhoi PAK FA radar range is more than f22 raptor… Sukhoi PAK FA can easily destroy it before Eurofighter Typhoon could detect Sukhoi PAK FA on radar system. Sukhoi T-50 PAK FA is way much better than any of the leading fighter jets across the world. Flight cost per hour 45 000 USD.
3. Eurofighter Typhoon – $175 milion (2.35 Mach)
Eurofighter Typhoon is the only Fighter in the world, to stand a fighting chance against the F-22 Raptor. Eurofighter Typhoon has developed by three Europe’s biggest aircraft design and manufacturing companies.This fighter is similar to the French Rafale in that it uses the same twin engine canard delta-wing design. This particular fighter jet is known for its high maneuverability and agility, making it an excellent dog-fighter. Flight cost per hour 32 400 USD.
2. F-35 Lightning II – $180 milion (1.6 Mach)
F-35 is more economical of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole fighters undergoing final development by USA. The F-35 has been developed longer, and has more expensive and sophisticated technology. The Lightning II design applies stealth technology manufacturing techniques and, to minimise its radar signature, the airframe has identical sweep angles for the leading and trailing edges of the wings and tail, and incorporates sloping sides for the fuselage and the canopy. Flight cost per hour 43 200 USD.
1. F-22 Raptor – $250 milion (2.35 Mach)
F-22 Raptor is a fifth-generation, single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft developed for the United States Air Force. Unclassified range for F22s radar has range of 200-240 km against 1m2 target. The high cost of the aircraft, a lack of clear air-to-air missions due to delays in Russian and Chinese fighter programs, a ban on exports, and development of the more versatile and comparatively lower cost F-35led to the end of F-22 production. The most Flight cost per hour 61 200 USD.
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