The task of the Superfighter is simple - to destroy the enemy in air-to-air combat.
With advanced weaponry, breathtaking performance and high- speed computers, front line combat aircraft such as the F-15 Eagle, SU-27 Flanker and Mirage 2000 have proved themselves to be truly lethal weapons of war. But even these combat-tested performers are now being eclipsed by the amazing machines replacing them in the 21st century - the F-22, Eurofighter, Rafale, Gripen - which have the latest smart weapons, avionics and Stealth features.
SUPERFIGHTERS profiles the most powerful fighter aircraft in the world , with dramatic accounts of combat missions and information on their deployment. It also takes you behind the scenes to see how the US Navy trains its 'Top Guns' to fly the deadliest machines in the sky.
An essential aspect of support for the Superfighter is the airborne radar and control aircraft marshalling them. SUPERFIGHTERS also looks at this fascinating aspect of the hi- tech air war, and explains how these 'behind the scenes' aircraft make today's SUPERFIGHTERS even more deadly...