Could This U.S. Ally Really Build Their Own F-35?
The National Interest -

Sebastien Roblin

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France won't go full stealth, but wants to make some big changes to its fighter jets.

The F4 generation introduces additional network-centric warfare capabilities and data-logistics similar to those on the F-35 Lightning, enabling Rafales on patrol to build a more accurate picture of the battlespace by pooling their sensors over a secure network, and even exchange data using new satellite communications antenna.  The pilots also benefit from improved helmet-mounted...


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