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The United States has poured tens of billions of dollars into developing fifth-generation stealth fighters such as the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
However, relatively simple signal processing enhancements, combined with a missile with a large warhead and its own terminal guidance system, could potentially allow low-frequency radars and such weapons systems to target and fire on the latest generation U.S. aircraft.
originally posted by: neutronflux
I really don't get stealth air craft? The claim the radar signature is that of a bird. What bird travels over 200 mph. I would think stealth guided missiles would be more practical anyway?
How much will new U.S. stealth bomber really cost? Nobody knows.
By Lawrence Korb November 3, 2015
First, what will the bombers actually cost? The Air Force claims it can build 100 for no more than $564 million each. But even if that were true, the price tag does not include the development costs, estimated to exceed $20 billion.