Electronic Weapons: July 21, 2000


The two contractors for the Joint Strike Fighter have been asked to consider using the aircraft for the mission of slipping through enemy air defenses to provide close-range jamming of enemy radar and communications. The JSF already has an almost unknown capability to jam enemy aircraft radars and communications with its air-to-air radar. The F-22 Raptor can do this as well. The idea would be to install more radar gear on a pallet inside the bomb bay. These could then jam air defense radars and the datalinks between air defense units.--Stephen V Cole


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