Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Distributed Aperture System for F-35 Demonstrates BMD Capabilities

The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter's AN/AAQ-37 Electro-Optical Distributed Aperture System (DAS) successfully detected and tracked a two-stage rocket launch at a distance exceeding 800 miles during a routine flight test. The system is manufactured by Northrop Grumman Corporation.

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