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F-35 Lightning II and F-22 Raptor Flying Together
« on: October 09, 2016, 07:03:48 PM »
F-22s and F-35s Fly First Operational Integration Training Missions


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F-22 Raptors from the 94th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. and F-35 Lightening IIs from the 58th Fighter Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. fly in formation over the Eglin Training Range after completing an integration training mission Nov. 5, 2014. F-35s and F-22 Raptors integrated throughout four missions to fight against T-38 Talons to improve employment of fifth generation aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo)
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Photo: Defense Tech (November 18, 2014)

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F-35 Lightning II and F-22 Raptor Flying Together (YouTube Videos):

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Re: F-35 Lightning II and F-22 Raptor Flying Together
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 04:24:39 PM »
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Northrop’s fix for F-35 and F-22 communications problem involves Global Hawk drones | Defense news - August 23
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The U.S. Air Force’s two most advanced fighter jets, the F-35 and F-22, cannot currently transmit and receive information between each other because both use different secure data links: the Multifunction Advanced Data Link, or MADL, on the F-35; and the Intra-Flight Data Link, or IFDL, on the F-22. Both MADL and IFDL allow for stealthy communication that has a low probability of detection, but that information cannot be transferred to aircraft using different waveforms.

Northrop’s proposed fix involves integrating its Freedom 550 radio aboard the RQ-4 Global Hawk UAV — which is already used as a communications node in the Middle East and elsewhere — thus providing a near-term way to allow both jets to talk to each other, said Mike Lyons, the company’s head of Global Hawk business development.

“We’ve got a solution that we’ve identified and made a pitch to the Air Force. We’re just waiting for the requirements to basically say: ‘Go do [that],’ ” he said during an interview at Northrop’s facilities in Palmdale, California.

The F-35 and F-22’s inability to share data with each other has been a longstanding issue that the Air Force has been grappling with for some time. At one point, the service planned to retrofit its F-22s with MADL, but the program was canceled early this decade. However, as the F-35 becomes a more substantial part of the Air Force’s inventory, finding a communications gateway between fifth- and fourth-generation fighters is becoming a bigger priority.


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Re: F-35 Lightning II and F-22 Raptor Flying Together
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ADEX 2017: USAF to demonstrate stealth platforms | Air Recognition - 22 September 2017
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The U.S. forces plan to send its F-22 and F-35A stealth fighter jets to a South Korean air show set to be held next month, local media outlets reported Tuesday citing Seoul's defense ministry. The Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition, called ADEX, for 2017 is slated to be held from Oct. 17 to Oct. 22 at the Seoul Air Base in Seongnam city, south of the capital.

State-of-the-art combat planes will participate in the biennial air show, including F-22 Raptor and F-35A Lightening II fighter jets.



F-35 Lightning II, assigned to the 6th Weapons Squadron, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, and F-22 Raptors fighter jets, assigned to the 433rd Weapons Squadron, at Nellis AFB, Nevada, fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Range July 10, 2017 (Credit: U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Daryn Murphy)