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Originally posted by travis911
Over the last several weeks speculation has mounted that China had crafted a second stealth jet. While this is not major news in that stealth technology was original crafted in the 1960's, the idea that China may have stolen and used technology from America's F-35 would be a major blow to the troubled fighter program. The F-35 has had a host of problems and comes in at a very expensive price tag. If China were to make a fighter jet that was cheaper, based on the same technology, and could export it, many would begin to seriously question America's aircraft industry as a whole. What do you think?
Originally posted by Neocrusader
reply to post by michael1983l
Yep I recall when BAe bought some Brit soldiers a magnum of champaign when they locked on and tracked the B2 with a short range air defence system
America still gets twitchy when the Brits play with the kit used .....that was atleast 10 years ago ......probably a bit longer
Originally posted by Maxatoria
surely thats good news for the American military machine as it means another 100 billion dollars plus spent on developing the next new generation jet fighter while china produces enough f-35 clones at knock down costs to be able to match american air forces 3-1 in the chinese favour and still have change left over for another carrier
Originally posted by zonetripper2065
reply to post by travis911
China and quality assurance in the same paragraph you slay me.
Originally posted by michael1983l
Stealth is old news anyway, BAE Systems have developed a Radar that can detect stealth aircraft. Its just a fancy algorythm that calculates a lack of signal return to identify the stealth craft using complex mathematics that I have no hope of explaining.