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According to Laurie Hilditch, Eurofighter's head of the future requirements capture, the F-35's frontal-aspect stealth can be defeated by stationing interceptors and AWACS at a 25º to 30º angle to the F-35's most likely approach path to a target.
In other words, she bought into (or is at least peddling) the claim that the F-35 has frontal-aspect stealth only, like it's the J-20 or something. So it was probably just some simple simulation again.
Meanwhile, wouldn't the F-35 detect the emissions from the AWACS, and know how to get around them or shoot them down?
Additionally, I presume at the start of each engagement the AWACS are closer to the Typhoons. I wonder if the F-35 could pick up on the AWACS signals bouncing off of the Typhoons and use them to know where the Typhoons are