Hydra Demo Shows Glimpse Into Future Warfare Approach

U-2S in flight
A high-altitude U-2S demonstrated its new role as an airborne switchboard operator between fighters and ground systems.
Credit: Staff Sgt. Robert Trujillo/U.S. Air Force
Three Lockheed Martin aircraft—the U-2S, F-22 and F-35A—quietly are demonstrating a new way of American warfare, in which stealth jets team up with the venerable high-altitude platform to replace spy satellites and traditional airborne command posts. F-35 sensors cued PAC-3 interceptor battery U-2S...

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