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- Bomber aircraft : Airplanes optimized to deliver weapons to surface targets, rather than to fight other airplanes.
- Experimental aircraft : Add brief definition or description
- Fighter aircraft : Airplanes that have a principal mission of destroying other airplanes in flight, often with a secondary capability to attack ground targets
- Reconnaissance aircraft : Add brief definition or description
- Transport aircraft : Fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, or tilt-rotor aircraft whose primary role is moving people or cargo; they may be armed for self-protection
- Unmanned aerial vehicle : Add brief definition or description
- Unmanned combat aerial vehicle : Add brief definition or description
- Airfoil : an object that is moved through a fluid for the purpose of creating lift.
- Bird : The class of animals (aves) that can be distinguished from all other living animals by the presence of feathers.
- C3I-ISR : Command, control, communications and intelligence, combined with intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance
- Guided missile : A weapon that flies through air or space, under its own power, which adjusts its course to hit its target.
- Jet engine : A reaction engine that discharges a high velocity jet of fluid to generate thrust in accordance with Newton's laws of motion.
- Navigation : Techniques for determining one's own position, a feasible course to be taken to a desired new position, and journeying on that course
- Parachute : A canopy attached by a harness to a body or other object for the purpose of safe egress from an aircraft at high altitudes. Used for emergency escape from aircraft in distress, military landings, and the sport of skydiving.
- Reciprocating engine : Add brief definition or description
- Rocket engine : A means of generating thrust, for propulsion or for adjusting a position, based on the hot gases expelled by a mixture of chemicals that does not need an external oxygen source
- Space launch vehicle : A means of transportation through the atmosphere and into outer space; it may return, go into satellite orbit, or into an escape trajectory. Ballistic missiles are excluded