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Jon Elson elson at
Fri May 27 21:14:34 CDT 2016

On 05/27/2016 08:18 PM, Paul Anderson wrote:
> Aviation guys, am I all wet about the F35?
OK, the whole concept with the F35, if they can ever get it 
all working, is that is is NOT an airplane (singular).
It is a SYSTEM of planes.  So, each pilot can see what ALL 
the other aircraft in the region see.  If one guy spots a 
new SAM site, he can mark it, and they ALL now know it is 
there.  Some F35s can go "dark" and shut off their RADAR 
transmitter, and use other aircraft's transmitters to 
illuminate their target.  All sorts of advanced stuff like 
that will make it a formidable system, but it all depends on 
a huge amount of software and communications systems to all 
work together.


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