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Now, if you want to talk about the Messerschmitt 262? There your point would be valid. It was superior in nearly every way, save maneuverability. ...and scared the Allies spitless.
None of the allies birds were as good as the 109 or zero in 1939 or 41.
Or the DOD could drop their "not invented here" hangups and ditch their glorified Estes rockets in favor of buying Meteors like every sensible air force is doing.
The F-35 Radar Electronic Protection (EP) Team is presented the David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award for its innovation and agility in responding to rapid changes and updates to software based jamming systems and successfully demonstrating a quantum leap in performance against enemy jammers designed to meet an advanced threat. The F-35 EP team used a capabilities-based approach to address and set requirements and then applied a disciplined system engineering process to define an effective and affordable EP specifi cation for the APG-81 Radar. Once the radar was built, the EP team then deployed a wide range of independent test teams to attempt to defeat the radar, both in the lab and in flight, using various jamming systems. Radar vulnerabilities, software errors, and limitations were identified and designedout.
Ultimately, the team flew the F-35 radar on an instrumented test-bed aircraft against a multitude of aircraft, radars, and jamming systems at Northern Edge 09, a joint training exercise involving hundreds of aircraft and ships in a realistic combat training environment. Results of the exercise indicated that the F-35 radar exceeded expectations and enabled the performance to be validated three years ahead of schedule. As a result of these achievements, the F-35 radar program is now in the confident position that it will be operational effective in a dense and advanced electronic attack enviroment with its latest configuration, leading to a tremendous increase in the F-35’s lethality and survivability