posted on Aug, 3 2008 @ 03:15 PM
reply to post by DeHaviland
Yes, they export crude.
Lots of it, for much more than they were getting for it only a couple of years ago.
I'd argue reduced-signature aircraft are an easier technological & infrastructure problem than deliverable nuclear weapons by a wide margin.
Hype aside, they've been around since WW2 (see Mosquito, Ho229, although in the Mossie's case it was a happy accident.)
Again, I don't think they're going to come up with something as stealthy as an F-22 (or for that matter probably even an F-117.)
However I don't see why they couldn't develop a low observable platform, and by the looks of the Shafagh, it's pretty clear they've been working
There is this idea among some of my fellow Americans that we are somehow inherently cleverer than the rest of the species, and that nobody else will
ever catch up.
Apparently it's something in the hot dogs that gives us these magical superhuman abilities
Given the rate at which China and India are graduating engineers while America graduates dilettantes and basket weavers, I think these folks are in
for a rough century