posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 02:52 AM
Bistatic and multistatic radar IS multiple radar sites. Note that the RCS from the side can be significant. They do things to reduce the reflections,
such as if the plane has a tail, the tail tilts downward to reflect the signal to the ground. Now if you have multiple sites, you can catch that
reflection. Also the RAM isn't very good at low frequencies, but at those frequencies, the position accuracy isn't as good.
A good reference is David Alexanders "Alpha Bravo Delta Guide to Stealth Warfare". It only has one review on Amazon, and not very flattering, but
the guy doing the review didn't get it. Stealth is not the solution to everything, and the author doesn't say that. Stealth is just one of many
tools. Given the standoff of modern weapons, stealth is less important than it used to be, depending on how you want to er um get the job done (bomb
the target). If you are trying to do precision bombing with a person on the ground painting the target, then you need to get your plane over the
target. If you just want to whack the target and you don't mind the cost, a cruise missile is pretty effective.
Given the targets we have today (bad guys in caves), stealth isn't particularly needed. That was the conclusion of the USAF in killing the F22.