Fighter jets have been the traditional backbone & core pivot of the force structures & fighting capabilities of Air Forces globally given their significant role & capabilities for conducting a broad range of missions, including, Aerial Combat, Air Interdiction & Close Air Support, Penetration & Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD), Ground Attack and Air Dominance/Superiority. The marked surge in global defense spending over the recent years has led to a rapid recapitalization spree of legacy fighter jet aircraft programs as a key priority globally driving the procurement of latest 5th generation programs and leading the development of a bevy of next generation aircraft programs for fleet replacement, build-up of capacity & broadening/beefing up of capabilities.
The replacement of global in-service fleet of legacy F-18 Hornet program is being pursued actively across parts of Europe and North America with the 5th Gen F-35 Lightning II JSF program dominating the same globally. Additionally, the upgrade, modernization & replacement of the sizeable number of older, in-service global fleet of F-16 variants along with fresh procurements is going on at an accelerated pace with Lockheed Martin maintaining a robust order book for new F-16 fighters in the latest Block 70 configuration. The impending, full-rate production decision on the F-35 program, likely in late 2023, will be game changer for Lockheed Martin & the industry value chain given that the F-35 program has witnessed decisive & comprehensive victories over its contemporaries with the recent on-boarding of Switzerland, Finland, Canada and Germany.
Other parts of the world, too, are accelerating & scrambling for the retirement & replacement of their Cold-war era, legacy fighter jet programs with the latest & next generation capabilities through fast tracked procurement of in-production international aircrafts to be complemented by scratch-up, indigenous aircraft programs under-development. In term of capabilities, 5th generation aircraft programs are already proving to be favorites to replace the 4/4+ generation aircrafts with the Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter jet program spearheading the charge & the generational shift with the 6th generation jets already in the works. The joint Franco-German FCAS program & British-led Tempest program across Europe, USA’s NGAD program & Japan’s F-X program are prime contenders in the race for the 6th generation fighter jets with their potential EIS slated for late 2030s.
Against this backdrop, the report provides a detailed, comprehensive analysis on the World’s Top 10 Fighter Jet Aircraft Programs, including:-
- Detailed Program Factsheets, including, Technical Specifications, Production Numbers, Variants & Key Global Operators
- Overarching Strategy Focus across OEMs for the Programs
- Comprehensive Comparative SWOT Analysis
- Latest Contract Awards, Upcoming Aircraft Competitions & Developments for the Programs
- Upgrade Horizon, Projected Developments & Outlook for the Programs
The report is a niche, vital & must-have information resource on Fighter Jet Aircraft Programs with its unique disposition & focus. The report would be quintessential for those having strategic interest & stakes in the in the Global Fighter Jet Aircraft Market and are seeking a quick yet comprehensive resource for a direct comparison of leading global fighter jet aircraft programs & OEMs from a combined business & technical perspective. The report will be extremely useful for Key Decision-Makers, Program Offices & Managers, Defense Departments & Contracting/ Procurement Executives, Defense Personnel and Global Procurement Managers, Leaders & Top Management of Key Industry Players & Other Companies, Industry OEMs, Suppliers, Vendors, Associated Equipment Manufacturers and other Key Players in the Industry Value Chain. The report will also be useful for existing & potential Investors, Industry & Company Analysts, M&A Advisory Firms, Strategy & Management Consulting Firms, Researchers and all those associated with the Global Fighter Jet Aircraft Market and the Global Aerospace & Defense Industry.