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F-35s could assist in intercepting North Korean ICBMs, experiment shows: report


Added 12-07-17 03:43:01am EST - “A 2014 test provided evidence that the U.S.' F-35 fighter jet could prove to be a viable weapon against the threat of a North Korean-launched ballistic missile, reports said.” - Foxnews.com

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FILE: A U.S.Marine Corps F-35B joint strike fighter jet conducts aerial maneuvers during aerial refueling training over the Atlantic Ocean.  (Reuters)

A 2014 test provided evidence that the U.S.’ F-35 fighter jet could prove to be a viable weapon against the threat of a North Korean-launched ballistic missile, reports said.

The high-tech F-35's sensors could help other missile-defense equipment track and destroy an intercontinental ballistic missile launched by North Korea.

John “Bama” Montgomery, a business development manager at Northrop’s targeting division, told Defense One that information gathered by the F-35s could be transmitted to a THAAD anti-ballistic missile system.

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