The F-35B is arguably one of the most advanced planes ever made. It’s considered a jack of all trades, a stealth fighter plane that combined and improved the capabilities of the F-16, AV-8B Harrier, and the B-2.
Advanced Sensors and Computer Systems
The plane is fitted with advanced sensors and computer systems, sharing information instantly with the Allies without compromising stealth. It also presents the information directly on a heads-up display on the pilot’s helmet visor, giving unparalleled situational awareness.
Just a Push of a Button
The plane is also capable of transitioning from horizontal to vertical with a push of a button via directional thrust and a massive vertical turbofan engine. Thus, the plane could land like a helicopter on a relatively small amphibious assault ship of the US Marines.
The F-35’s low observable stealth lets it safely enter areas without being detected by radars 4th generation fighters couldn’t evade. With its active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar technology, it could engage ground targets at long ranges without detection and utilize precision weapons to successfully complete air-to-ground missions.
New Decoy System
The plane’s decoy system has three levels of countermeasures to protect it from attack. First, it actively jams missiles while they attempt to lock in their target. If a radar manages to obtain a lock, it begins to attempt to break the lock, disrupting tracking algorithms, and guiding missiles toward its target.
Finally, if all is a lot and the missile bears on the aircraft, the emitter begins to simulate the aircraft’s radar signature, drawing it to a decoy.
Excellent Networking Abilities
The F-35 excels on the battlefield because of its fantastic networking abilities, relaying information between its squadron. It uses the latest data link system called MADL, allowing it to quickly share data from individual F-35s and ground-based systems.