The F-35 Fifth Generation Fighter has a remarkable, unbelievable is a better word, avionics system. Its Electro-Optical Distributed Aperature System is a suite of IR sensors that provide complete spherical coverage around the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft for defensive surveillance and weapons launch and control. Look at the video by clicking on the Northrop-Grumman URL link that follows. Be prepared to be amazed http://www.es.northropgrumman.com/solutions/f35targeting/assets/eodasvideo.html
For all you Old Salts who find talk of fifth generation fighter planes too far out to think about when all you want to do is pine for your youth and those wonderful days in the Fleet, here is a bit of nostalgia for you. Click on IN THE NAVY then sit back and enjoy.