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Originally posted by neo96
reply to post by JennaDarling
yeah billions spent on rcs and reducing the thermal heat signatures of aircraft
radar is only part of the equation or do missles just fire with a radar lock?
they do make those things called heat seekers.edit on 11-8-2011 by neo96 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Darkrunner
All aircraft have mechanical problems. Didn't Airbus recently ground its fleet after exploding engines/engine fires? Not to mention the faulty pitot tubes that brought down the Air France jet over the Atlantic.
Those who say no aircraft has mechanical problems that will ground the fleet at some point or another means you're an idiot.
Today's aircraft are VERY complex pieces of machinery. They aren't the old wood and canvas planes of yore.
Originally posted by JiggyPotamus
Is this something the military would really let our enemies know? I personally do not think so. I would think this would be classified. If this is just a ploy to launch a spying campaign against another country, I doubt anyone would fall for it. But I am starting to think that this is probably a true story, and shouldn't have been let out of the box. Given however our Air Force is still extremely capable of defending our skies...I know this for a fact considering I was SS in the USAF, and have seen some cool stuff. I never got to see any Raptors though...
It's not like other countries don't know what to look for on radar to identify a stealth plane in their airspace...It doesn't really matter though, because most countries could not keep up speed-wise. Either way you slice it, this is a weird scenario when thinking of the reasoning and implications.
Originally posted by aorAki
This is some of the best news I've heard all week.
Phase One complete; now to ensure the rest of the World's military planes are grounded and then it's onto Phase Two: ensure the World's Navies are skuttled; and then onto Phase Three, to ensure that the remaining military hardware is inoperable and that ballistic weapons become flaccid and unable to fire.
Following on will be Phase Four: ensuring the sterility of all the World's military service people so they cannot breed.
Now, THAT would be something grand.
The Ministry of Railways in Bejing then promised a “serious” and “honest” investigation. Communist party officials immediately undermined that pledge by instructing Chinese media not to report the matter aggressively but rather “to use ‘in the face of great tragedy, there’s great love’” as the major theme. “Do not question. Do not elaborate. Do not associate.”
Originally posted by kalunom
"All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive;" - Sun Tzu
Seems odd to find a story saying our entire stealth fleet is grounded...