US Air Force Tests F-35’s Ability to Provide Electronic Warfare Capabilities Written 10 August 2020


A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter from the 58th Fighter Squadron, 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin AFB, FL | U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Donald R. Allen/Wikipedia

Air Force Times reported that the US Air Force “has concluded a two-day, $1.4 million exercise that evaluated the F-35 fighter jet’s ability to provide its electronic warfare capabilities to other stealthy reconnaissance and bombing platforms.” The exercise, held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, from August 4-6, “tested the ability for the F-35 to provide Suppression of Enemy Air Defense, or SEAD, support for other stealthy platforms such as the B-2 and the RQ-170 reconnaissance drone, according to an Aug. 6 news release from the Air Force.” F-22, F-15, and the Navy’s E/A-18G aircraft also participated in the exercise. Chief of 53rd Wing Weapons Maj. Theodore Ellis said, “Through events like these, we continue to improve our joint 4th and 5th generation tactics, which enhances our abilities in an advanced threat environment.”
Full Story (Air Force Times)