BLUFMarine Corps F-35B Lightning II stealth fighters will join Australian stealth F35A’s in simulated dog fights with regional partners day and night.
Seth Robson writing in Stars and Stripes makes the following points:
- Pitch Black involves 2,500 personnel, 17 nations, and 100+ aircraft.
- 2022 will focus on force-multiplying air-to-air refuelling and airborne warning and control planes.
- Pitch Black alternates with the Talisman Sabre exercise and uses unclassified drills.
Recent Runway Posts related to this topic:
- F-35 01: COLLECTION - The Runway (airforce.gov.au)
- PITCH BLACK 2022: COLLECTION | The Runway (airforce.gov.au)
References from the Web:
- AUG 2022 RAAF F-35AS TO LIGHT UP EXERCISE PITCH BLACK-Australian Aviation
- AUG 2022 RAAF F35A’s to Participate in Exercise Pitch Black 2022- Aviation Source.
Source Information: Stars and Stripes