posted on Sep, 24 2014 @ 05:02 PM
a reply to: gfad
From my understanding this particular target was in some hot airspace. Alaska's 3rd TFW is in Al Dhafra at the moment, recently replaced Holloman's
49th FW. The 3rd TFW's Raptors are equipped with the more advanced AN/APG-77v1 radar which is actually took technology from the JSF's Synthetic
Aperture Ground Radar and put it back into the Raptor. This might be very well the optics we are looking through on this video. [Remember the Raptor
was purpose built as an AA and the Holloman Raptors are still in this configuration]. This is no mistake that these two squadrons just played a little
There are a couple drone platforms that has have VERY high resolution ground scanning synthetic aperture radar [IFSAR]. But now which platforms would
have an RCS = to or < an F-22 that would keep it alive above some SA-10s?
Also it is my opinion what we are looking at is IFSAR footage and not FLIR. Please discuss, I could be wrong!