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The Not-So-Secret Way to Kill a Stealth Fighter

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posted on Jan, 23 2017 @ 09:53 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

And we also cannot forget about the huge advances in active stealth. There are capabilities emerging to fool any wideband radar into thinking a cruise missile is a commercial airliner. Or that one F-15 is a dozen. These radar signature projection decoys would see a lot of use in a p2p war. And are still, for the most part, under wraps. The possibility also exist to capture a radar signal and send it back towards the station coded with the precise return to make it look as nothing is there. Or even create a false ping in the wrong AO.

Things are heating up on both ends as Zaph as pointed out.




posted on Jan, 23 2017 @ 09:59 PM
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a reply to: neutronflux

You have to find and identify the stealth aircraft first before you can fry anything. And you're assuming aircraft aren't advancing in terms of electronic warfare, and other fields, in addition to stealth.



posted on Jan, 23 2017 @ 10:11 PM
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I would think sudden explosions and air strikes would be a good indication of turning on the disruption net.

Airports are starting to use jamming guns for unauthorized drones.

The bad thing about fly by wire, they need the sophisticated control system to maintain stability.



posted on Jan, 23 2017 @ 10:15 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I guess GPS jamming might be another hurdle our GPS dependent military might have to over come.



posted on Jan, 23 2017 @ 10:20 PM
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a reply to: neutronflux

At that altitude it's very hard to jam GPS. Easily done within range of an sea level antenna but to jam a GPS signal 60k ft in the air is quite tough. The aircraft would simply be closer to the source.



posted on Jan, 23 2017 @ 10:21 PM
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HPM weapons are short ranged, and one of the things new aircraft are tested for is their ability to withstand massive levels of EMI or a full up EMP. When the X-47B was tested, they measured the highest level of EMI on the deck of a carrier, then put the aircraft into an anechoic chamber, and hit it with 2,000 times that level.

Even if there was a disruption system, the weapons released by the aircraft would far out range them. The explosions may tell you that you're under attack, but nothing about where the attack came from.

As for GPS, that's what an INS backup system is for.



posted on Jan, 23 2017 @ 10:32 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Time, unforeseen breakthroughs, AI, quauntium physics and computers will tell. But I still wouldn't be surprised if a clever individual finds a low cost way to defeat expensive stealth.



posted on Jan, 23 2017 @ 10:38 PM
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a reply to: neutronflux

Stealth has been "rendered obsolete" more times than I can count in the last 30 years. And yet, everyone that has come up with some way to render it obsolete is building their own stealth fleet.

Stealth isn't going anywhere and is improving as fast as, or in some cases faster than counter stealth. Something else will come along that will work until the next upgrade to counter it.
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posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 02:09 AM
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a reply to: neutronflux

On a much less technologically advanced way this was done nearly 80-90 years ago. There are still sites up around the UK and if you go to the Museum of Transport and Technology you can have a play on a smaller version.

www.aqpl43.dsl.pipex.com...



posted on Jan, 24 2017 @ 02:13 AM
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A fast moving target with a small RCS is mighty tough to track. It's why you can't use search radars for missile tracking. Also, there is an entire science behind detecting the exact sort of radar systems that are trying to paint you and then doing odd things both active and passive to confuse them.

Newer systems can provide really confusing reflections for the small bit of RCS they have. The reflection might go backwards for Doppler and at random shifting angles for reflection which causes the radar to filter out the target.



posted on Jan, 25 2017 @ 04:10 PM
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a reply to: neutronflux

True, stealthy missiles are cool. The fun is from launching them from a stealthy plane from a spot no one would ever guess to target or defend.



posted on Jan, 25 2017 @ 04:24 PM
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And what about all the intelligence that would of been gathered by said user of stealth craft before the mission.
It's not like there not going to know exactly what,where, and how to avoid the defensive measures of said enemy.
The stealth have a pretty dam good record when it comes to getting the job done and returning safe.



posted on Feb, 6 2017 @ 03:40 AM
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Yeah eddy currents ! Give me a star if you caulky!



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