The F-35 dominated the airspace at Red Flag exercises this year by gathering and fusing data from all over the mock battlefield and using sophisticated sensors to pinpoint the threat. But just as crucial to the real-life fight will be the ability to seamlessly feed that threat information to other assets in the area, giving operators a clearer, more comprehensive picture of the battlespace. The advanced sensors and data fusion brought by the F-35 and other fifth-generation technologies ...

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