New Imaging System Could Make America's Stealth Technology Obsolete

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    Robert Johnson | Dec. 18, 2012,

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    We spend all those billions to make stuff invisible to radar and then someone comes up with a way to beat that. It never ends, does it?
     
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    Stealth was never designed to make aircraft "invisible". It was simply designed to make it harder to detect, and especially to get a lock on by missiles.

    "Tracking" stealth fighters is well known. The problem for enemies is that normally the track is in the form of a kind of "hazy" return. They know that something is there, but there is just not enough of a return for a missile to get a good solid lock. The one that was shot down over Serbia was a case of the gunners waiting for the perfect time. They used their radar in short bursts, until the bomb bay opened (when the plane is in it's least-stealthy configuration), then quickly fired 2 SA-3 missiles at it.

    Any aircraft, no matter how "stealthy" it is can be detected and tracked. The main point here is if this would this provide enough resolution for a missile to lock onto and track. Then could it be placed into some kind of a weapon for use.

    Otherwise it would remain good for detection, but not for much else.
     
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    Looks like a bat plane for Batman...

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    It's the nature of ECM. There will always be someone who comes up with a newer, better system to beat yours.
     
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    All kinds of near-future stuff like this on the horizon for fighters. I doubt this'll be the biggest problem in 20 years.
     
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