Photo: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matthew Freeman / U.S. Navy / Reuters
The armed forces of the United States first tested the function of Link 16 DAC (Digital Air Control) system SSDS (Ship Self Defense System) for the transmission data of the fifth generation fighter short takeoff and vertical landing KMP F-35B Lightning II on amphibious assault ship USS Wasp Navy, according to the American military-industrial company Raytheon.
The system allows you to track targets and obtain information on the status of the object, including weapons and fuel level. However, the F-35B will preserve the stealth fighter because it is sufficient to conduct exploration, whereas the objective of the strike, formed on the basis of the received data is passed on to other planes and ships.
In SSDS integrated ships types CVN, LSD, LPD, LHA and LHD (namely, these include the USS Wasp).
In September, the aircraft USMC F-35B taking off from the deck of the amphibious assault ship US Navy USS Essex in the Persian Gulf, became the first American F-35 Lightning II, took part in the strike. In the same month, in South Carolina (USA) fell for the first time a plane like the F-35.
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