03:12 GMT +323 February 2019
Listen Live
    A film frame of the Call to Action video

    Modern Warfare: WATCH US Airstrike on Possible Enemy

    © Photo: Youtube / AFResearchLab
    Military & Intelligence
    Get short URL

    Last year, US Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson pledged to do more to modernize and technologically enhance the the country's combat planes by 2030.

    The US Air Force Research Lab has released a video showing details of a possible US airstrike on enemy positions in the foreseeable future.

    In the footage "The Call to Action," a state-of-the-art F-35A fighter jet serves for the first time as a piloted mothership. It carries out a combat mission accompanied by a number of semi-autonomous drones, which destroy the air defenses of an imaginary enemy.

    Such a tactic may be used by the US Air Force during suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD) missions by 2030, according to the US magazine Popular Mechanics.

    "The clip is also a plea by US Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, who last year launched an initiative to upgrade the Air Force's science and technology strategy" by 2030, the magazine said.

    READ MORE: Air Force General Ends Altitude Limits on F-35A Jet After Anti-Hypoxia Measures

    The F-35A is a modified version of the fifth-generation US all-weather stealth multirole fighter F-35, designed to perform ground attack and air superiority missions.


    Pentagon Wants New 500-Pound Precision Guided Bombs for F-35A
    Pentagon Announces Deployment of 5th-Gen F-35A Fighters to Europe
    US Air Force's Fifth-Generation F-35A Fighter Jets Arrive in Britain
    mission, video, drones, airstrike, F-35A, US Air Force Research Lab, United States
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik