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Originally posted by Melbourne_Militia
Ridicule the Sunburn against the US technology all you want but its a know fact that the suburn missiles are know to be aircraft carrier destroyers. something the US would not want to test out........or would they to justify an attack!
Originally posted by JimmyBlonde
I wonder where the BUFF's are???
Originally posted by FredT
1) Russia makes counter stealth claims on almost a daily basis. At what range? I doubt highly that the detection rage would be at the extreeme range of the radar system. Remeber that stealh aircraft can be detected close in by many radars.
The current ARM the HARM has a range of 50 km and is fairly fast.
Officialy the AGM-136 aka Tacit Rainbow was canceled, but rumors persist that they were deployed over Iraq and if real have a range of over 400 km
The AGM-158 JASSM has a range of 100 km.
The last two are low observable designs. The JASSM is under fire but will eventually be fielded.
The bottom line is that unless the S-400 radar system can detect stealth a/c at thier extreem range (which is doubtfull IMHO) by the time they get a skin paint, and ARM or other party favor will be on its way to its location.
Or it could simply be plinked by a high flying B-2 from a distance as well.
2) It is doubtfull that Russia will provide enough of the systems to cover the entire country. There will be gaps covered by less capable systems. Those gaps can be exploited.
3) Standoff: Tomahawks and CALCMS can be fired from extreem ranges (1000+km) and enought can be used to saturate the system and a few would get through
4) Jamming. The detection ranges at max ranges assume no jamming etc. So that also will degrade its detection range.