Modern wars are no longer fought in trenches, but from above via satellite surveillance and fighter jets. While military technology has gotten quite advanced over the years, it is still up to soldiers, pilots, and analysts to operate these advanced machines in order to ensure their optimal performance in combat.
Still, some machines are more advanced than others and although their accuracy depends largely on how well they are maintained and operated, those built to higher standards do in fact offer a great advantage in a war zone.
Most specialists agree that aviation is without a doubt the backbone of any modern army, so let us take a closer look at today’s top 10 most advanced fighter jets in the world.
9Saab JAS 39 Gripen
This Swedish fourth-generation lightweight multi-role combat aircraft uses state of the art technologies and can perform air defense duties, interceptions, reconnaissance, and ground attack missions. The Saab JAS 39 Gripen is quite agile in close combat thanks to its advanced aerodynamic layout and can take off from virtually any short-strip airfield. It has to be said that quite a few components used when building it are manufactured and supplied by the United States.