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Stealth The next Generation?

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posted on Aug, 14 2007 @ 06:25 PM
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Intelgurl has made phenomenal posts on Plasma stealth. Although I'm a bit skeptical as to their capabilities and their existence, read the sticky threads that she started.

Shattered OUT...




posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 03:25 AM
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Originally posted by SilverSurfer
Just a stupid noob question


couldn't you make a radar or similar thing that detects heat or contrails.. it might be toughter than the normal radar but why wouldn't this be possible ?

We already have infrared sensors which detect aircraft heat... and contrails are just like normal clouds only they are manmade.

The problem with Infrared sensors is that planes exhausts can be cooled so they do not show up on these sensors untill the aircraft is very close.

A contrail detector would probably be set off by any cloud in the sky.



posted on Aug, 15 2007 @ 11:20 AM
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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.

Regards



posted on Aug, 16 2007 @ 12:11 AM
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Originally posted by paraphi
As stated earlier, nothing is invisible and therefore is detectable.
Regards


The whole point is that the enemy detects what you want them to detect. Technologically, it is significantly easier to try and hide something from sensors (of any part of the spectrum) than it is to try and design a sensor that has a substantially broad spectrum, can sufficiently detect something, and then determine through appropriate algorithms etc... what is a threat and what isn't. Essentially - is it easier to hide a needle in a haystack, or detect the needle in the haystack? My money is on the guy hiding the needle. Sure, you can find a way to (relatively) quickly detect the needle (say, a metal detector) - but then what if the next needle is made of glass? A good real world example is the evolution of IED's in Iraq and all of the money that has been put into trying to detect them. When you compare the amount of resources and funding put into trying to detect them vs the amount put into making "stealthier" IEDs, it's staggering.



posted on Aug, 17 2007 @ 10:03 AM
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RAAFs newest fighter and the F-22 cannot stop it!!!!!!!!!!

Would be 10th generation stealth aircraft.



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