How to differentiate between Gen 5 and Gen 6 jet fighters?

How to differentiate between Gen 5 and Gen 6 jet fighters?

Jet fighter generations are used to classify the technological advancements made in jet fighter aircraft. The generation system is not an official one, and there is no set criteria for determining which generation a jet fighter belongs to. However, some common characteristics are used to distinguish between different generations.

Generation 5 jet fighters are those that were developed in the late 1980s and 1990s. These jets typically feature advanced avionics, stealth technology, and sophisticated weapons systems. Some examples of Generation 5 jet fighters include the F-15 Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, and F-22 Raptor.

US' F22 Raptor, actually a Generation 5 fighter | wikimedia commons
US' F22 Raptor, actually a Generation 5 fighter | wikimedia commons

Generation 6 jet fighters are those that are currently being developed or have recently entered service. These jets feature even more advanced technology and capabilities than their Generation 5 counterparts. Some examples of Generation 6 jet fighters include the F-35 Lightning II, the Chengdu J-20, and the Sukhoi Su-57.

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Two Gen 6 fighters

One key difference between Generation 5 and Generation 6 jet fighters is their level of stealth technology. Generation 5 jets were designed with a focus on low observable (LO) technology, which makes them difficult to detect on radar. Generation 6 jets, on the other hand, are being designed with a greater emphasis on full stealth capabilities, which make them virtually invisible to radar.

Another difference is the level of integration between different systems on the aircraft. Generation 6 jets are being designed with more integrated avionics systems, which allow for a greater level of situational awareness and improved decision-making capabilities.

In terms of weapons systems, both Generation 5 and Generation 6 jet fighters are equipped with a wide range of missiles and bombs. However, Generation 6 jets are being developed with more advanced weapons systems, such as directed energy weapons and hypersonic missiles.

Overall, the main difference between Generation 5 and Generation 6 jet fighters is the level of technological advancement. Generation 6 jets are designed to be more stealthy, more integrated, and more capable than their predecessors. However, both generations of jet fighters are incredibly sophisticated and capable aircraft, and they will continue to play a crucial role in the defense of nations around the world.

Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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