New F-35 Technology 'Radar' May Detect Objects In Sky
EGLIN AFB, Fla. — Lockheed Martin has announced a new, cutting-edge technology that will be outfitted in future iterations of the F-35 Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter. The new technology, code-named "radar" may allow the fifth-generation fighter to spot other objects in the sky.
"It's like, these beams, see?" Lauren Ramirez, spokeswoman for Lockheed Martin said during a press conference that announced the space-age technology. "And they shoot out of an invisible cannon at the nose of the aircraft. And they bounce back, and then something catches them and reads them — like two guys throwing a paper airplane back and forth, but the paper airplane has the locations of stuff in the sky on them. It's really neat."
A demonstration of the technology, pictured below, proved without a doubt that the F-35's radar technology was the key to making it the premier fighter of the modern aviation era. During the presentation, Ramirez repeatedly jumped up and down, pointing to the d…
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