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Tactical training exercise gives us an inside look at what makes F-35 jets so special

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Tactical training exercise gives us an inside look at what makes F-35 jets so special

Tactical training exercise gives us an inside look at what makes F-35 jets so special

F-35 fighter jets are at Volk Field for the next week and a half, being used in the Northern Lightning exercise, a joint training including units from the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy using some of the world's most advanced aircraft.

Amanda Quintana reports.

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Tactical training exercise gives us an inside look at what makes F-35 jets so special

F-35 jets are in wisconsin for the annual northern lightning counterland exercise at volk field.

It's a realistic training with units from the army, air force, marine corps and navy... from across the country.

Our amanda quintana shows us what makes the f-35 so special ahead of its possible arrival in madison.

This exercise is giving us our first up-close look at the f-35s in february of next year we expect to hear a final decision on whether the f-35 jets will come to truax field in madison (nats) ((("36:29 it's like the brand new airplane.

Every nation in kind of the free world is buying into this thing and it's awesome to be a part of that 38"))) pilot zachary clements has been flying a f-35 since late 2017.

The newest fighter jet the air force has .

And they could be coming to truax field.

He used to fly the f-16, the aircraft being phased out at truax ((("38:05 it's not even an comparison really 6 "))) clements says the stealth is really what sets it apart ((("38:44 in the f-16 everybody saw me from hundreds of miles away probably, and so they could shoot me really whenever they wanted to.

In the f- 35 they can not see you and if they can see you they can't really shoot at you until it's way late and by that time you really have already taken multiple shots against them 59"))) the f-35 is simply more advanced, he called it a flying supercomputer.

((("34:30 the f-16 doesn't really matter how much you add to it, it can never really be kinda what the f-35 is 34:37"))) the northern lightning exercise director comparing it to the old iphone, you can update it - but it won't be the iphone 10.

This week making sure each generation can communicate.

((("10:22 we specialize in having f-22, f-35, f-16, so kind of that 5th and 4th gen talking together with the people on the ground and trying to make all those systems work 10:31"))) overall, the f-35 could be louder for madison resident, but they're making things easier for pilots.

(((nats))) were still in the public comment period so you can give your opinion on the jets coming to truax or attend a presention on sept 12.

Amanda qunitana news 3 now a draft environment impact statment receny released says if the f-35s come to truax, there would be a significant increase in noise to the north side, but no issues




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