Your Worst Nightmare
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- Oct 22, 2014
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Nice article. Very informative. But it doesn't quite say the type of Radar the system uses. But I filled it in. The reason it works well against Jammers is that it uses AESA radar. Makes it hard to jam unless the other side uses a dirty jammer. The old Mig-23 Jammer was a dirty Jammer. Anything in front of it in a 60 degree arc was blind as a bat. Those went out of style decades ago. It seems that all you have to do is put a jammer seeker up it's radome and it's defeated. So AESA is the one to beat now. The F-35 can't defeat it but it can minimize the sensing and lockon range for AESA radar.No problem. It is not that I suggest you to believe Australians, but Carlo Kopp is rather clever and well informed guy. This report is a bit obsolet, but you can find it interesting.Yes, use Wiki for all secrit information. Newsflash: The only radar that is affective at that range is low band and you can't use low band to target much less lock on with. UHF, no matter how you try and use it, is NOT low band. Now, unless the Russians have rescinded the laws of Physics. Wiki can be written and edited by anyone. I can do that myself. I can make it read anything I wish it to read. I just don't feel the need to correct it. Better for people like you to believe in a fairy tale.
But anyway, are you still sure, that sending F-35B with unguided bombs against the well prepared air defence is a good idea?
And you read in the narrative you want to to win an argument you have already lost. If the F-35B is going Mach 1.3 and drops a JDAM care to speculate the range of a JDAM? They invented a special JDAM just for the F-35B and C which has a shorter bay than the A. Now, put the A in there and you are going up against more sophisticated weapons with even more range. But I'll give you a hint. The fight starts at over 50 clicks for the B. The question is, can the S-400 system not only detect, lock on, come up with a firing solution and track the missile to conclusion at that range before the JDAM gets there from 55 clicks.