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SEAD and DEAD Mission to F-35 Lightning II

F-35 Lightning II aircraft, whose development activities continue but still contain many problems, will gain SEAD (Suppression of Enemy Air Defence) and DEAD (Destruction of Enemy Air Defence).

Thanks to its low radar cross-section area and advanced subsystems, the F-35 Lightning II family platforms, which can infiltrate into the enemy airspace without being detected, will become the nightmare of enemy air defence systems. In this framework, the US Department of Defense signed an engineering development and certification agreement with Lockheed Martin for $ 36.78 million. Under the agreement, Lot 14 and Lot 15 F-35A Lightning IIs will gain DEAD / SEAD capability.

SEAD / DEAD capability will also be added to the mission range of platforms that are capable of performing many tasks such as air defence, close air support, air interdiction, strike, coordination, reconnaissance and surveillance. Within the scope of the process, which is predicted to be a limited capability, the integration work of Stand-in Attack Weapon (SiAW) and NorthM Grumman production AGM-88E AARGM (Advanced Anti-Radiation Missile) to platforms, continues.

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