In his speech at the International Conference in London, Major General U.S. Air Force Wells Larry (Larry Wells) stated the need for more extensive lure F-22 fighter jets in joint maneuvers with NATO aircraft, reports AINonline November 9.
Until now, according to the security requirements of military implementation interceptors best line of defense of North America, these planes were not actually used to interact with the Allied Air Force. Wells noted that the park stealth fighter USAF insufficient for large aircraft operations. «We need to be integrated with the fighters fourth and fifth generations,» he said. In the near future joint maneuvers with the F-22 fighter aircraft F-15 and F-16 U.S. Air Force activated.
F-22 fighters can keep in touch with other aircraft only for voice band, but the introduction of the automatic transmission bands Link 16 will allow in the future, the F-22 is fully maintain interaction with other types of combat aircraft. At the moment, the F-22 can not even vsepolnotsenno conduct interaction with other stealth aircraft such as the B-2 and F-35.
In turn, the F-35 fighters in the future will be equipped functional data link MADL (multifunction advanced datalink), that will also provide the opportunity to interact with stealth aircraft F-22 and B-2.
Wells also revealed that one squadron of F-22 has the ability to use the 250-pound UAB (so-called «narrow bomb»). This increases the potential for the F-22 attacks on ground targets, as the aircraft may already be using ASD caliber 1000 lbs.
General also said that most of the operational constraints associated with the problem of «oxygen starvation Pilot» on the F-22, have already been removed. «We recently completed the deployment of fighter aircraft of this type in East and Southeast Asia without incident,» said Wells. To solve this prepyadstviya used new carbon filters, spare oxygen supply system and optimization of pressure antigravity suit (AUC) Pilot Combat Edge.