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- Fighter aircraft : Airplanes that have a principal mission of destroying other airplanes in flight, often with a secondary capability to attack ground targets
- United States Air Force : Branch of the U.S. armed forces responsible for land-based aircraft, as well as land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles
- United States Marine Corps : Branch of the U.S. armed forces serving as elite fighters on land and aboard sea-going amphibious warfare ships.
- United States Navy : Branch of the U.S. armed forces] responsible for combat on, over, and under water.
- Royal Air Force : The British military service primarily responsible for air warfare
- F-35A Lightning II : The variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter for the United States Air Force, intended to replace the F-16 Fighting Falcon and A-10; may be exported
- F-35B Lightning II : Short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) version of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, to be used on small carriers (i.e., without catapults and from minimal forward airfields
- F-35C Lightning II : United States Navy version of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, intended for carrier operations
- AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon : A U.S. precision-guided munition, originally an unpowered guided bomb with much greater gliding range than the cheaper Joint Direct Attack Munition; powered variants with more extensive capabilities are in development
- AGM-65 Maverick : Short-range air-to-surface missile with multiple guidance and warhead options, certified for 25 past and present aircraft
- AGM-88 HARM : A specialized anti-radiation missile used by U.S., Italian, and German aircraft to attack air defense radar
- AIM-9 Sidewinder : The first operational heat-seeking air-to-air missile, this weapon, with five generations of improvements, has been in service for over fifty years.
- AIM-120 AMRAAM : A high-performance. beyond-visual-range, air-to-air missile with inertial midcourse guidance and active radar terminal guidane, developed by the U.S. and used on the aircraft of a number of countries, as well as in surface-to-air missile variants
- Joint Direct Attack Munition : An add-on guidance kit that converts a standard Mark 8x "dumb bomb", or ballistic equivalent, into a precision-guided munition, using inertial navigation enhanced with GPS satellite navigation
- GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb : A relatively small U.S. guided bomb, several of which can be carried in a single rack position intended for Mark 8x series conventional bombs; with its accurate guidance, and the use of a new explosive, AFX-757, which puts higher pressure into a smaller radius, it reduces collateral damage while allowing more targets to be hit in a sortie }
- GBU-53 Small Diameter Bomb : Second generation of the GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb, now in development, with inertial navigation supplemented with GPS for midcourse guidance, an multiple terminal guidance modes using the Common Tri-Mode Seeker (laser, imaging infrared, radar, GPS); has the ability to hit moving targets
- AN/APG-81 : active electronically scanned array radar for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter series
- Full Authority Digital Electronic Control : A computer-assisted means of controlling a complex machine, such as an automobile or aircraft engine, in which the operator uses a simple control to signal what to do, rather than how to set all the individual functions needed to execute the desired action.
- IEEE 1394 : Also called FireWire, a standard interface between computers and peripherals
- Joint Tactical Information Distribution System : The primary communications system used for sharing tactical information internally, and among NATO, Australia, and other U.S. allies
- MIL-STD-1553 : An extensively used interconnection standard among military electronics components, slow in comparison with local area networks but intended for simple command-response control in electrically noisy environments
- Air refueling : Transferring fuel from one aircraft to another while both are in flight.
- Aircraft carrier : A warship designed to launch and recover combat aircraft and aircraft that support military operations
- F-22 Raptor : A "fifth generation" fighter, with stealth, supercruise, extreme maneuverability, and an extremely high price tag that caused its production to be stopped in favor of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter