During the army exercise called Project Convergence at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, the service was able to link a Marine Corps F-35B into its tactical networks. This enables the jet to integrate data from satellites and send it to ground-based shooters. The service also used on-orbit sensors and artificial intelligence capabilities to synthesize targeting data, then provide it to the F-35. This is one key milestone in the Defense Department’s efforts to connect the advanced fighter jet with other network platforms.
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