posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 11:20 AM
As stated earlier, nothing is invisible and therefore is detectable. Theoretical stealth, or stealth based on belief (they spent alot of dosh on this
plane so it must be good), is just not good enough!
I would also maintain that if pushed or where there is need, advanced nations are more than capable of developing systems to counter stealth. Take
the current suite of radars being fitted to some of the European ships (like S1850M) which are apparently configured to counter stealth anti-ship
missiles. It does not take much brain power to appreciate that a stealth missile is somewhat smaller than a plane, so if a missile is detectable then
a plane is not beyond the the abilities of the systems being introduced.
Perhaps the greatest power of stealth is in the minds of a potential enemy. They just do not know if there is something there or not and this unknown
is a significant tactical and political advantage. As the US will not fight a sophisticated and advanced military foe, I see this being the greatest
advantage of stealh.