With the increasingly challenging, more complex battle-spaces, and battle for superiority, there is need for unparalleled military jet technology. In order to survive behind the enemy lines, you need to be invisible, untraceable, and undetectable to say the least. Besides, you should have unmatched lethal capabilities. At the bear minimum, you should be equipped with precise air-to-ground and air-to-air targeting capabilities. These are some of the capabilities of America’s newest military jet F-35 Lightning II.
Features of F-35 Lightning II
The single seat, single-engine, supersonic stealth multirole fighter jets cut an imposing to even frightening figure. The debut of F-35 Lightning II certainly generated ripples of anxiety and panic across the globe. Even better, it is fitted with stealth capabilities making it invisible and the most feared enemy in the battlefield. F-35 Lightning II comes in three models of that include:
F-35A – has the conventional landing and taking off
F-35B – capable of vertical and short landing
F-35C – Catapult assisted take-off and landing.
Here are some of the unique features of F-35 Lightning II
Stealth and signatures
The jets are designed with invisibility in mind. F-35 Lightning II has low radar cross-section as a result of its shape. Besides, the material used to build this combat jet has the ability to absorb radar giving it the ability to evade infrared sensors, radar, or any emission interceptions.
The stealth capabilities of F-35 Lightning II forms the basis for its lethality as well as survivability. It gives the combat jet unprecedented access to military contested areas. The state-of-the-art technology that includes an advanced sensor system, data fusion, and internal carriage of fuel and weapons makes the aircraft stealthier.
The fact that F-35 Lightning II is fitted with electronic attack capabilities makes the number one fighter jet in United State and around the globe. It is capable of locating enemy air and ground forces, evade or jam enemy’s sensor system and make an offensive strike with unmatched capabilities.
It can access the battlefield in real time through its advanced avionics. It can collect data and share with all the relevant parties be it in air, ground, or sea in real time making it a feared force multiplier. It virtually shares all the information with the entire combat fleet depicting F-35 Lightning II as the most fighter jet with exclusive interoperability design.
Helmet mounted high-tech display system
F-35 Lightning II can strike in any orientation thanks to the high-tech helmet that use the latest display system. It is therefore possible for F-35 Lightning II to purse a target and destroys it with a missile despite its launch orientation as the helmet provide sufficient information to the seeker-head of a missile.
The advanced military jet technology is simply the pride of America and has made United States a leading superpower in the world. The ability of F-35 Lightning II to integrate stealth, electronic attack, and effectively relay information in the battle field makes it the most feared fighter jet. It is simply superior.