a reply to: GrumpyBollocks
"Stealth is far from obsolete as Zaph correct points out, neither is it in any form..invisibility. "
However electronics outpace stealth. Sensor fusion is stealth's worst enemy.
"-According to the report, the SLC-7 has a tracking
distance of more than 300 kilometers for ballistic target with a radar reflection area of 0.01 square meters.
It also has a detection range of more than 450 kilometers for a target of 0.05 square meters and a maximum tracking height of more than 30,000 meters.
Moreover, the radar is highly mobile and can move to new grounds within 15 minutes, said the report.
According to the report, the No.14 Research Institute also launched the YLC-8B mid-and long-range three-coordinate surveillance radar in recent
That radar can be maneuvered by road, sea and railway and can be set up by six crew members within 30 minutes. The radar can detect and track
traditional multitasking aircrafts at a distance up to 550 kilometers and the tracking distance of targets with a low detect ability is about 350
kilometers, the report showed."
I am assuming the YLC-8B is referring itself of tracking .01m2 targets at 350km.... hmmmm .01m2 tracking at more than 300km. In all due respect that
cant be done alone with X-band it also says its a UHF radar. But UHF cant track only fire control radars like X-band can do that what gives???? Here
is another more detail explanation.
"-It retains the basic advantages of VHF: NNIRT says that the
Chinese DF-15 short-range ballistic missile has a 0.002 m2 RCS in X-band, but is 0.6 m2 in VHF. The principle behind Nebo-M is the fusion of data from
the three radars to create a robust kill chain. The VHF system performs initial detection and cues the UHF radar, which in turn can cue the X-band
RLM-S. The Orientir system provides accurate azimuth data (which Glonass/GPS on its own does not support), and makes it possible for the three signals
to be combined into a single target picture."
In other words this turned .002 into 300 times the size it is to .6m2......You want to know what current aircraft are specifically designed to hide
from???? Answer: X-band Global security states RCS of F-35 .005 and F-22 .0001 but we all know that is Bull# because the F-35 is smaller and has 10%
more stealth composites than the F-22 hence US General Hostage stating F-35 as more stealthier and using same exact material.....
The Nebo-M is a way more powerful than China's radar in statistics not involving RCS but
the regular DF-15 missile has a 600km range what we do not know is the range it was tested and fired for the Nebo-M to detect. Rather if .005m2 is the
right target size or not that still would not make much of a difference in getting any closer in taking out China's radar before a SAM notices you.
ROFAR is another story along with ground radars exchanging information.
edit on 4-12-2017 by wewuzkangz because: (no reason given)