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F-35 Dead: In 2017, America's Top Stealth Fighter Was 'Killed' in a Wargame

Dario Leone
By U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook - https://www.aetc.af.mil/News/Article/1739104/f-35-demo-team-pilot-practices-new-maneuvers/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=78702133

Dario Leone

Security, Americas

Shocking.

F-35 Dead: In 2017, America's Top Stealth Fighter Was 'Killed' in a Wargame

Because of the aircraft’s increased capability, exercise planners have increased the complexity of the scenarios for the “Blue Air” players.

After eight days “at war” the F-35A Lightning II is proving to be an invaluable asset during Red Flag 17-01, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) premier air combat exercise held at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Nevada.

The F-35A is a fifth-generation, multi-role stealth fighter designed to gather, fuse, and distribute more information than any other fighter in history.

Lt. Col George Watkins, an F-35 pilot and 34th Fighter Squadron commander, said flying the F-35A in combat “feels like air dominance.”

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