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US Air Force likes the F-35 for its electronic warfare capability

The F-35 and other next-generation aircraft have greater functionality when it comes to electronic warfare
By: Michael Hatamoto | Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Jun 1, 2015 11:20 pm

The US Air Force is interested in preparing itself for the next level of warfare, and that includes possible electronic warfare needs. Instead of focusing on the EA-18G Growler and other older planes, the USAF has turned its attention to the super pricey F-35 platform from Lockheed Martin.

 

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The F-35 provides "some pretty impressive" capabilities that include jamming enemy signals and other electronic warfare tools, according to Air Combat Command Commander General Herbert Carlisle. Considering the overall price of the F-35 program, and countless delays and setbacks, it's incredible lawmakers and military officials think American taxpayers won't notice.

 

"With the limited (budget), you've got to think harder about buying brand new legacy airplanes versus the next generation as we go forward," Carlisle recently said during a press conference. Boeing wants to receive enough orders to help ensure its F/A-18E/F and EA-18G fighter manufacturing plant in St. Louis can remain open.

NEWS SOURCES:Finance.yahoo.com, Eglin.af.mil

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