- Dec 4, 2017
Because it has a very large, powerful radar, which is very good for stand-off jamming and air-dominance without the F-35 becoming an emitter. The F-15EX can also carry a shed load of air-to-air and long range attack missiles.Lol, then why would you need an F-15 in the first place? Just use another F-35 for the same purpose. It's naturally cheaper and better and more survivable.
"Portue explained that the Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System, or EPAWSS, on an F-15, for example, can benefit an F-35 by allowing them to get closer to the enemy without using their own radar or employing their own EA (electronic attack)."
Can't the F-35 do that on its own? I'm sure a squadron has more than 1 F-35.
Whatever you said there, we have been saying that for years about the Rafale. What the Rafale has been doing for over a decade, the USAF is testing it out only now.
It could to an extent, although the radar isn't as big or powerful and the F-15EX is a better weapons carrier. There are also other roles F-35s can be performing whilst the F-15EXs are attracting attention.
Ah yes, the Rafale, the Citroen of the skies, capable of performing the roles of an entire squadron of EA-18Gs, 6 F-22s, 6 F-35s and at least 24 F-15EX all on its own, so says wordpress.