As fifth-generation aircraft such as the F-35 begin to come online, bringing with them advanced sensors and data fusion capability, the U.S. Air Force is looking for a way to build a battlefield communications network that will allow fighter jets of different generations to share a common picture.  The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the F-22 Raptor do more than shoot missiles and drop bombs—they are flying data hubs, designed to vacuum in critical threat information and transmit ...

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