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Fri Nov 16, 2018, 12:22 AM

$100 of billons spent on stealth aircraft was for nothing. China builds radar that defeats stealth..

fighters.

Radar is a powerful military tool because it makes it possible to spot enemy aircraft beyond the line of sight. It does this by sending out a burst of radio energy, which bounces back when it encounters another object. So-called “stealth” aircraft try to get around this by becoming invisible to radar — either by using flat, angular shapes to reflect radar signals away from radar equipment or by using materials which absorb radar signals.


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KWR65 Nov 2018 OP
flibbitygiblets Nov 2018 #1
aikoaiko Nov 2018 #2
Algernon Moncrieff Nov 2018 #12
Crutchez_CuiBono Nov 2018 #3
Takket Nov 2018 #4
edhopper Nov 2018 #5
BootinUp Nov 2018 #6
roamer65 Nov 2018 #7
WhiteTara Nov 2018 #8
tirebiter Nov 2018 #9
Small-Axe Nov 2018 #10
phleshdef Nov 2018 #11
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Nov 2018 #13
Abnredleg Nov 2018 #14

Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 12:25 AM

1. This is why we can't have nice things

Like healthcare and education.

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 12:27 AM

2. I dunno. 30-40 years is a good run.

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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 02:10 AM

12. Exactly

And we will be busily working on ECM for their new radar.

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 12:35 AM

3. Thats a lot of dough.

Imagine the bridges it would have built.

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 12:42 AM

4. Inventing it and deploying it are two different things

Stealth will be the owner of the skies for years to come. And unless other countries buy it or steal it from China, if it is even legit, that is still just one country that has it.

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 12:43 AM

5. Are they also working on a transporter

Entwined photons? Quantum Physics doesn't work like this.
China is trolling.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 12:53 AM

6. Yep. Nt

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 01:07 AM

7. Given our fiscal situation, we won't be able to afford the aircraft soon anyway.

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 01:10 AM

8. Remember when *co gave China the plane

for a couple of weeks? It took them some time, but they reversed engineered it and now ooopsie.

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 01:12 AM

9. The Chinese advised the Serbians how to detect stealth bombers doing the Kosovo battle.

The stealth bombers appeared to be the size of insects on radar, The trick was to note that insects do not move at mach 5.

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 01:15 AM

10. Bernie Sanders is the biggest proponent of the F-35 Stealth Fighter...

 

as long as they are built in Vermont.

$1.5 trillion over the next 55 years and he's all in.



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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 02:08 AM

11. Did you read your own article? The Chinese won't even try to prove this technology exists.

 

I'm not gonna defend our rock gut stupid military/defense spending but still, lets keep it real.

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 03:00 AM

13. In the U.K. they figured out how to track stealth aircraft by using cell tower signals.

Kind of defeats the purpose, don't you think?

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 07:58 AM

14. Detecting Stealth is not particularly difficult

Targeting is the problem. It's been known for years that there are various technologies such as low frequency or bi-static radars can detect stealth aircraft. But once they are detected by surveillance radar the data has to be handed over to a fire control radar that will guide a weapon to the target, and stealth technology is optimized to defeat those types of radar.

Stealth is not the equivalent of a Romulan cloaking device that renders an aircraft invisible, but rather a number of technologies that limit the effectiveness of particular enemy threats. If an enemy radar can normally detect you at 100 miles but your weapons have a range of 75 miles and stealth degrades the radar range to 50 miles then you have an advantage, even though the enemy can "detect" you.

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