fighter aircraft

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fighter aircraft a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
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Usage

In literature:

The fighter-bomber squadrons use the MiG-17, an aircraft that is obsolescent but that performs well in a ground support role.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
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In news:

China says it has successfully landed fighter jet on its first aircraft carrier .
The Chinese military has successfully landed a fighter jet on the Liaoning, China's first seaworthy aircraft carrier , according to a report on Sunday by Xinhua, the state news agency.
BEIJING — China has successfully landed a fighter jet on its first aircraft carrier , which entered service two months ago, the country's official news agency confirmed Sunday.
This undated photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, made available on Sunday, Nov 25, 2012, shows a carrier-borne J-15 fighter jet on China's first aircraft carrier , the Liaoning.
Canada to consider buying other combat aircraft than American -made F-35 fighter.
Canada to consider buying other combat aircraft than American-made F-35 fighter.
The cascading multibillion-dollar cost of the celebrated F-35 stealth aircraft has prompted the federal government to "hit the reset button" on its controversial effort to replace Canada's aging fighter fleet.
Villagers in northern Syria picked pieces of a downed fighter jet from an olive grove Wednesday after rebel fighters claimed to have shot down three government aircraft in 24 hours.
In this undated photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, made available on Sunday, Nov 25, 2012, a carrier-borne J-15 fighter jet takes off from China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning.
F-16 fighters intercepted a small plane that strayed into restricted airspace around President Obama's helicopter on Thursday in Los Angeles, and more than 20 pounds of marijuana was later found aboard the intruding aircraft, officials said.
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was conceived as a state-of-the art aircraft that could be adapted to three branches of the military.
Canada to consider buying other combat aircraft than American- made F-35 fighter.
Contributed photos Retired Air Force Lt Col. William O'Connor stands in front of a 7th Fighter Squadron "Screaming Demons" F-117 after graduating from the basic qualification course for the aircraft in 1998.
TAIPEI, Taiwan – The administration of President Barack Obama is raising the possibility that it could sell new jet fighter aircraft to Taiwan to help redress the island's air power deficit with China.
Two F-15's scrambled from the 104th Fighter Wing in Westfield to intercept two civilian aviation aircrafts.
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