National Aviation Day: Electronics in Modern Fighter Jets

August 19 is designated as National Aviation Day. The holiday honors the history and development of aviation in the country. The celebration includes aviation pioneers such as the Wright Brothers. Aviation enthusiasts visit museums and displays to see different types of aircraft, both old and modern.

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The study of modern aviation is not complete without one type of aircraft that has captured the interest and imagination of many people – the fighter jet. While almost all modern aircraft today are interesting subjects of study, a great deal of attention has been focused on the fighter jet. A fighter jet is designed for air combat, which is the beneficiary of the most modern technology available.

Fighter jets are armed with a multitude of the world’s leading electronic components. The plane, designed purely for combat, can maneuver at various angles using creative systems and unique parts, with the engine being the most advanced and essential electronic component.

The pilot, held in place in a cockpit that is made of metal or composite material, controls the different electronic systems of the plane. The wings of the plane have the movable parts needed to maneuver the craft. The pilot can control the wings from the cockpit by activating switches on the instrument panel.

Electronic components power the plane’s engine, providing the pilot with all sorts of information that is relevant to his or her flight, including speed, weather, and other flying conditions. The plane’s electronic system provides the pilot flight and navigation data. The electronic components of the fighter jet are made of resistors, capacitors, diodes, transistors, transformers, inductors, and hybrid microcircuits produced by electronic manufacturing services.

Of course, a fighter jet is designed for combat, and it will not be complete without its armaments, which include missiles and machine guns that are intended for air-to-air or air-to-ground combat.