My fault! I'll elaborate further. What I mean is, for example, three two seater J-16 fighters, each with an array facing their respective side (120 degrees apart). The second seats would make up the command center.As with many things in life, my answer to that question would be: it depends.
In my opinion, the "and Control System" part of the acronym shouldn't be overlooked.
What you are referring to would probably be more akin to a radar picket, in my understanding.
An example of such data-linked fighters I would mention would be the MiG-31: