posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 05:14 PM
a reply to: worldstarcountry
The problem with that is that it's really not easy to reverse engineer things. You can figure out what they did, but as far as many times go, it's not
just a matter of "we got our hands on this, now we're 20 years ahead". Just look at China. They've been reverse engineering Russian gear for decades,
and it's still not quite the same. Their J-15 has had a lot of problems, is overweight, and under powered.
The best example of this is the Chinese 727. It looked identical, and was an exact copy, using a 727 that they had bought. But the cockpit was cruder,
and you could barely move the flight controls.
The RQ-170 would have given them a leg up, but not a huge one until they can make everything they need to, at the level they need to.