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In First, Air Force Will Send Secure Data Between an F-22 and F-35

The U.S. Air Force will soon test out a gateway that could finally allow the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and F-22 Raptor to share data during missions without compromising the fighters’ stealth, a service official said Thursday.

It would be the first time the Air Force will test how the two highly capable fifth-generation fighters can exchange battlespace information after years of incompatibility, said Preston Dunlap, the Air Force’s chief architect serving the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.

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Triple Threat: The New F-15X Super Eagle Could Help the F-22 and F-35 Dominate the Skies

Boeing?s new incarnation of the venerable F-15 will be padding the ranks of high-dollar aircraft such as the F-35 Lightning II and F-22 Raptor- and they won?t cost the US Air Force and arm and a leg to do so.

New reports reveal that the new Boeing F-15X will come in two variants and are not an attempt by Boeing to disrupt Lockheed Martin?s F-35 rollout, but are instead going to replace 30-plus-year-old F-15Cs and F-15Ds currently in service.

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