BAE Working F-35 and Typhoon Interoperability

Defense News // July 14, 2014

FARNBOROUGH, ENGLAND — The F-35 joint strike fighter may well come to rule the skies of the future, but for decades to come it will need to work with existing “fourth-generation” fleets. Finding ways to make that work is an early topic being discussed at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow.

BAE, a major partner on both the F-35 and Eurofighter Typhoon programs, is undergoing tests to find ways to link the training systems for the two planes together in order to determine best tactics for operations, according to a company spokesman.

The spokesman said the firm is currently underdoing the third round of trials for the system, which have “done well.”

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