Pentagon finalizing assessment on F-35's role for missile defense after key test

November 11, 2019 at 4:36 PM
The Pentagon is finalizing an assessment on how to best integrate the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter into the ballistic missile defense system after the aircraft tracked a pair of interceptors during a key test earlier this year, according to a Missile Defense Agency official. John Bier, program director for Command, Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC) at MDA, said the Defense Department is close to finishing a report directed by the 2019 Missile Defense Review on how to...

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