The fifth-generation fighter F-35 Lightning II of the US Marine Corps (ILC), thanks to its integration into the tactical network, can be used to target high-precision weapons, writes C4ISRNET. This circumstance was used during the September exercises at the Yuma training ground, where the destruction of objects of a potential enemy, in particular Russia, was practiced.
The publication writes that the plane could “both receive data on targets from satellites and transmit them to ground weapons.” C4ISRNET, disclosing plans for the F-35 Lightning II ILC, notes that the fighter will be used to “synchronize data between multiple platforms owned and operated by different services.”
According to the publication, the F-35 Lightning II received data not from military satellites, but from commercial ones.
In September, Investor's Business Daily wrote that the US Air Force (Air Force) was impressed by the performance of the US company's Starlink satellites SpaceX during testing of the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS), which took place in early September during a military exercise.
In the same month, Breaking Defense reported that an adapted M109 Paladin 155mm howitzer shot down a BQM-167 Skeeter air target simulating a Russian cruise missile during a demonstration of the advanced ABMS combat control system.
In September, Defense One wrote that during exercises at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, the US Army used unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), supercannons, ground robots and satellites “to extensively test their future war plans.”