F-35’s networked with super-bombers

Next Big Future has an interesting article about networking F-35’s with good old fashioned bombers. So if people ask “Why not build a special purpose fighter *and* have a special purpose bomber?” you can now reply that they’re *already* working on networking F-35’s as target identification fighters for B52’s or B1’s to drop serious payload. In other words, the fighter can fight and target enemy planes, and acts as a fighter should, but also with the added advantage of the super-bombers travelling along behind acting as a *cheap* backup missile magazine to take out any targets the fighters identify.

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