During the tests, the American Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS), a military control system that provides interaction with other elements of anti-missile and air defense (ABM and air defense), successfully shot down two targets that simulate enemy cruise missiles, Breaking Defense reports.
According to the publication, the relevant tests, which took place at the White Sands training ground, assumed the use of electronic warfare (EW) by a conditional enemy. To detect and track an enemy target, data obtained by the fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II fighter and the AN/TPS-80 Ground / Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) were used, which were transmitted to the MIM-104 Patriot anti-aircraft missile system.
"If the Pentagon enters a war with China or Russia, it will need to overcome the confusion and confusion that an electronic attack can cause, since both opponents pay great attention to electronic warfare," the newspaper writes.
In October 2020, The Drive publication wrote that inconspicuous fighters, for example, the American F-35 Lightning II, and cruise stealth missiles can be detected, tracked and possibly destroyed using network systems and data fusion like IBCS.
In November 2019, Defense News reported that Poland will become the first foreign buyer of the American IBCS system.
In August of the same year, the publication wrote that the F-35 Lightning II in the live broadcast mode transmitted data to the united Air defense and missile defense control system IBCS of the US Army.