The USAF envisions converting existing bomber and cargo planes, like the B1-B or the B-52, into these flying arsenals and tailor their weapon loadouts to fit each specific mission's requirements. The arsenal planes would work in tandem with the F-35's. The fighters would stealthily scout ahead and relay detailed targeting information back to the bombers, who would then launch precision-guided ordnance. What's more, the USAF is also looking into developing higher capacity data links which would allow entire squadrons of these hunter-killer teams -- as well as support surveillance aircraft, UAVs, bombers and close air support planes -- to all share data in real time. The Air Force hasn't yet committed to fully developing the idea but if they do, it could help overcome one of the F-35's most glaring flaws.