Top 10 Attack Aircraft in the World 2022 (Rank-wise list): JF 17 Thunder, HAL Tejas, Dassault Rafale



It is often said by many great leaders that a country can develop only if its borders are safe. A strong air force is important for keeping the airspace safe of a country safe. Advanced fighter jets are used by different air forces to protect their airspaces. Apart from this, attack aircraft are also used by air forces to destroy enemy assets in the air as well as on the ground. In this post, we will introduce you to the top 10 attack aircraft in the world 2022. These deadly flying machines can be devastating for the enemy’s Airforce as well as army or Navy.

10 Best Attack Aircraft in the World in 2022

Below you can check top 10 attack aircraft in the world 2022:

10. JF 17 Thunder



Overview – JF 17 Thunder is a result of the joint venture of Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) and the Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) of China. Currently, the Pakistan Air Force is using this aircraft in numbers. Apart from this, many other air forces like Myanmar Air Force and the Nigerian Air Force also use this aircraft. The JF – 17 is designed to deploy both air to air and air to ground missiles.

  • Role – Multirole Combat Air Force
  • National Origin – Pakistan/ China
  • Manufacturer – Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group/ Pakistan Aeronautical Complex
  • Primary User – Pakistan Air Force, Myanmar Air Force, Nigeria Air Force
  • Maximum Weapon Carrying Capacity – 4,325 kg (9,535 lb)

9. HAL Tejas



Overview – HAL Tejas is going to be the backbone of Indian Air Force in the coming years. After decades of extensive research, HAL has developed this fighter using delta wings design. LCA Tejas is often said to be the smallest fighter jet in the world. Despite being small, the weight carrying capacity of Tejas is magnificent. The aircraft can carry about 5300 kg of bombs and missiles.

  • Role – Multirole Light Fighter
  • National Origin – India
  • Manufacturer – Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
  • Primary User – Indian Air Force
  • Maximum Weapon Carrying Capacity – 5,300 kg (11,684 lb)

8. Sukhoi Su 30 MKI



Overview – Sukhoi 30 Mki is the fighter aircraft developed by Sukhoi especially to match the needs of the Indian Air Force. If we talk about the size, we can say that this jet is a giant. It is far larger than many other fighter planes around. Su 30 Mki can also fire BrahMos missile which is the fastest cruise missile in the world. This fighter jet has 12 hardpoints and it can carry up to 8,130 kg of weapons.

  • Role – Multirole Fighter/ Air Superiority Fighter
  • National Origin – Russia/ India
  • Manufacturer – Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (Designed by Sukhoi)
  • Primary User – Indian Air Force
  • Maximum Weapon Carrying Capacity – 8,130 kg (17,920 lb)

7. Boeing F – 15 Ex



Overview – Boeing (The McDonnell Douglas) is an all-weather attack aircraft from the USA. Recently, it is offered to the Indian Air Force for export. The multirole fighter jet is derived from Mcdonnell Douglas F – 15 Eagle. It is one of those air crafts that are extensively used by different air forces around the world. The size of this aircraft is very big.  It can carry a weapon load of around 10, 400 Kg (23, 000 lb)


  • Role – Multirole strike fighter
  • National Origin – USA
  • Manufacturer – McDonnell Douglas, Boeing Defense, Space & Security
  • Primary Users – United States Air Force, Royal Saudi Air Force, Israeli Air Force, Republic of Korea Air Force
  • Maximum Weapon Carrying Capacity – 23,000 lb (10,400 kg)


6. Eurofighter Typhoon



Overview – Eurofighter is often considered the best dogfighter in the world. Due to its agility, this fighter is highly appreciated. Apart from its Air to Air capability, Eurofighter is fantastic in its Air to ground attack capabilities as well. It is developed by NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency, representing the UK, Germany, Italy, and Spain.

  • Role – Multirole fighter, air superiority fighter
  • National Origin – Multinational aircraft
  • Manufacturer – Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH
  • Primary User – Austrian Air Force, German Air Force, Italian Air Force, Kuwait Air Force, Qatar Air Force, Royal Air Force of Oman, Spanish Air Force, Royal Saudi Air Force, Royal Air Force
  • Maximum Weapon Carrying Capacity – 9,000 kg (19,800 lb)


5. Dassault Rafale



Overview – Dassault Rafale is a french twin-engine canard delta wing, multirole fighter aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation. Rafale is an amazing aircraft that can carry all types of missions including air supremacy, interdiction, aerial reconnaissance, ground support, in-depth strike, anti-ship strike and nuclear deterrence missions. Meteor and SCALP missiles of Rafale are often said to be the best in the world.

  • Role – Multirole fighter
  • National Origin – France
  • Manufacturer – Dassault Aviation
  • Primary User – French Air and Space Force, French Navy, Egyptian Air Force, Qatar Air Force
  • Maximum Weapon Carrying Capacity – 9,500 kg (20,900 lb)


4. Shenyang FC – 31



Overview – Shenyang FC – 31 is commonly known as J-31 or J-35. It is a twin-engine stealth fighter jet developed by Shenyang Aircraft Corporation. The main strength of this aircraft is its stealth capability. It can carry bombs and other weapons of the weight 8,000 kg (18,000 lb) with  four munitions totalling 2,000 kg (4,400 lb) internally, and 6,000 kg (13,000 lb) carried on six external hardpoints.

  • Role – Stealth multirole fighter
  • National Origin – China
  • Manufacturer – Shenyang Aircraft Corporation
  • Primary User – It will be used by the Chinese Armed Forces in the future.
  • Maximum Weapon Carrying Capacity – 8,000 kg (18,000 lb)


3. Sukhoi Su – 57



Overview – In simple words, we can say Sukhoi Su 57 is Russia’s answer to the US’s F – 22. It has some amazing capabilities such as supercruise, supermaneuverability, stealth, and integrated avionics. These abilities make Su 57 a fifth-generation aircraft. As of 2021, only 12 of these aircraft are built. Currently, Russian Air Force and Navy are the only users of this type of aircraft. However, in the future, this fighter will be available for export as well.

  • Role – Stealth Multirole Fighter
  • National Origin – Russia
  • Manufacturer – Sukhoi
  • Primary User – Russian Air force,
  • Maximum Weapon Carrying Capacity – 7500 Kg (16534 lb)


2. Lockheed Martin F – 35 II Lightning



Overview – F – 35 is the stealth fighter bomber developed by Lockheed Martin for both US Armed Forces and exports. It is a joint fighter that has expertise from many countries such as UK, Japan, Germany, Australia, etc. It is one of the few 5th generation aircraft which are fully operational. The aircraft has both internal and external weapon stations which can be used for both stealth and non-stealth missions. Recently, this aircraft was used by Israel during its conflict with Hamas.

  • Role – Stealth Multirole Fighter
  • National Origin – United States of America
  • Manufacturer – Lockheed Martin
  • Primary User – United States Air Force, United States Marine Corps, United States Navy, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Air Force, Israel Air Force
  • Maximum Weapon Carrying Capacity – 8,200 kg (18000 lb)


1. Lockheed Martin F – 22 Raptor



Overview –  Hand down, Lockheed Martin F – 22 Raptor is the best fighter aircraft in the world. Purposely, The United State of America (USA) has put a ban on the export of F-22s. Many of the technologies used in this aircraft are not classified by the United States yet. As per many experts, this aircraft is the reason why the air force of the USA is the most powerful in the world. The main quality of this fighter bomber is that it is almost invisible on radars.

  • Role – Stealth air superiority fighter
  • National Origin – USA
  • Manufacturer – Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Boeing Defense, Space & Security
  • Primary User – United States Air Force
  • Maximum Weapon Carrying Capacity – 8,200 kg (18000 lb)


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