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.”