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originally posted by: muzzleflash
It's all bluster and bravado.
The Chinese are very far behind and these are fantasies.
In a full scale engagement they'd lose their entire air force in under 100 hours.
They are certainly not the superpower people want to depict them as.
In 2050 they could be if they continue investing and growing their capabilities.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: sy.gunson
Wow, a few years behind the time aren't we. Both the F-22 and F-35 use active LPI radar systems. The F-22 uses a dispersed antenna system.
As for their datalinks they also are not as easy to jam as you think. They also are almost impossible to detect, especially MADL.
The F-22 has been acting as AWACS for strike packages over Syria using their own information gathering systems.
originally posted by: sy.gunson
The US Air Force is heavily invested in STEALTH with distributed information networks susceptible to jamming. STEALTH aircraft do not use active radar, but rely on distant AWACS aircraft to give them vectors.
The tankers are huge in the Pacific with the ranges they have to operate at from the nearest US base in the region.