posted on Mar, 17 2008 @ 07:15 PM
The Chinese and a new Stealth Bomber? I highly doubt that, but I suppose anything is possible right? I'm not sure how good Chinese espionage is, but
at the moment we have no flipping idea what the US it self has as far as current stealth technology is concerned.
What we do know is, the B-2(designed in the 1980's) and the F-22A(designed in the late 1980's, vastly undergone design changes through the 90's to
early millennium). Past that, we'd be going into UAV arenas and they probably have a competition for a new stealthy something, be it a transport,
tanker, AWACs, whatever, we don't know, it's possible.
Whatever the Chinese get that's stealth at the moment, I'm sure we can all agree they're still behind the US, however they are making great stride
in this industry and will eventually catch up, I don't think anyone should downplay the significance of that.
The Su-47 has been operational since 2004(I believe, when the S-37 designation changed to Su-47). No orders have been placed for mass production.
It's about in the same situation as the Su-35. It's operational, but I don't think it exists in numbers past... 1 or 2 units.