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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: FredT
Why would this have anything to do with the f-35?
Look into the performance of the f-35 at Atlantic Trident 17.
Those threat range from advanced air defenses such as the Russian-made S-400 and S-300V4 to the Chinese HQ-9 surface-to-air missile defense systems. “The nature of A2AD missions provide a highly-contested environment where adversaries have the upper-hand, creating barriers that limit U.S. and allied efforts,” an Air Force statement reads.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: face23785
And what do you think it's going to be going up against in the CAS role? We're either going to be fighting an asymmetrical war, like we are now, which means few to no defenses after an initial fight against SAMs, or a near peer/peer war, in which case we're talking high end SAMs.