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Pentagon Demonstrates F-35 Ability To Skirt Key Chinese, Russian Air Defense

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A live-fire test of America’s latest response to growing anti-access threats abroad conducted Monday demonstrates the F-35 can take foreign airspace without firing a shot, reports Business Insider.

During Monday’s test at White Sands Missile Range, an unmodified U.S. Marine Corps F-35B acting as an elevated sensor detected an airborne threat beyond the horizon. Data was sent to a ground station connected to the USS Desert Ship, which eliminated the identified threat with a Raytheon Standard Missile 6 (SM-6), Lockheed Martin revealed in a statement Tuesday. – READ MORE

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