posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 12:45 PM
a reply to: Bigburgh
I'm in the land of Boeing but mostly the commercial side besides the occasional KC-46, P-8 or E-3. Most (but not all) of Boeing's secret squirrel
stuff is outside of the Puget Sound region.
I've heard a few things but nothing to take to the bank or that I'm going to talk about.
With regards to the OBL raid helo, I think they were more after a reduction of signature and increased lead time till the helo was detected. Not
trying to give it complete broadband stealth but give them an extra few minutes till someone knew the jig was up. Combine that with the EM jamming
they had in place, it was good enough for the area they needed to infiltrate.
I'm no stealth shaping expert or even at novice level by any means but I believe the face of a jet engine has a greater effect on RCS to an aircraft
than the rotor blades of a helicopter do on a helo. The fan front of a jet engine has more radar reflective surfaces.
edit on 16-3-2016 by
Sammamishman because: (no reason given)