Drakets are a new breed of fighter jet, a highly-advanced jet with a range of around 2,500km and a top speed of up to Mach 1.5.
They are designed to fly at supersonic speeds, able to stay aloft for up to 100 minutes.
However, the Draket’s capabilities are limited by the sheer number of parts needed to build a model of the aircraft.
The Drakettas are so far mostly limited to the United States and Europe, where they have been the subject of some heated debate, with critics of the planes saying they are too large for military jets and are inefficient in the way they handle fuel.
The Drakettes are made by General Dynamics Land Systems, a division of the Boeing Company, and are not the first jet fighter to be developed by General Electric.
In the 1970s, the British-based firm began work on the F-16, a jet fighter which has been used for decades in combat operations, but was not able to reach its full potential.
When the F16s were introduced, it was the first modern fighter to use Pratt & Whitney’s new Type X engines, which were capable of generating up to 1,000bhp at 6,500rpm.
After its introduction, the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet was also developed by the British, and it was also designed to operate at sumanic speeds.
Today, the Type X-series of engines, along with the Pratt & Weber P8 turbofan engine, are used in the US F-35 fighter, which has a range up to 620km.
However, the development of the Drakkettas has been fraught with controversy.
Draket fans are divided on the issue, with some arguing that the Drakas are a great idea, while others say the jets are too big for the current fighter fleet and will never be able to compete with newer fighters such as the F14 Tomcat.
According to one Draketeran, Drakes are the perfect answer to the US Navy’s F/AC-130E Strike Eagle, which uses a new version of the F8B/F-16 engine.
“If you can’t get a fighter jet to fly fast, you can always build a jet to get away from the problem,” said the Drakarite, referring to the current US Navy F/AA-18C/D Block 40 jet.
Other Draketers are more sceptical about the Drakes.
One Drakette fighter pilot said: “I know of a Drakarate pilot who’s going to have to go back to his old job, but that’s just my opinion.
I’m not sure I’d be comfortable with that.”
Drake fans say Drakests are still being developed, but have been hampered by the fact that they can only be produced in the United Kingdom, where the company is based.
But other Drakers, like those of the French F-15 Eagle, have been made in America, which is why the British government has so far only given the aircraft its blessing.
And the Drakanite has made a name for itself in the UK.
Last year, a Draker pilot, Mark Tully, was awarded the Royal Flying Doctorate of the United Arab Emirates.
It is thought that he was trained in the Draks, and his training includes flying a Drakan.
While there have been no Drakés built, the Air Force’s F-22 Raptor, also known as the Lightning II, has been made by a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems.
With its impressive range, the Raptor can easily outrun other aircraft such as US Navy fighter jets.
Its latest mission is to replace the F15 Eagle in the skies over Afghanistan, as the air force is considering retiring its F-4 Phantom II fighter.