posted on Jun, 5 2005 @ 03:27 PM
For radar energy to be that powerful it has to be very highly concentrated. It's probably a beam the size of a pencil. Remember the radar sends RF
energy in the form of small, tight beams, or dwells, and doesn't simply blast RF out 360 degrees every time it send out a dwell.
Radars have cutout also. A radar will not radiate into local objects. The old style rotating antennas would turn off for brief periods of time when
the antenna swept past parts of the ship, plane, etc. The new phased array radars simply don't radiate in the direction of these objects.