posted on Nov, 3 2012 @ 09:01 AM
reply to post by michael1983l
The big problem with the "big story" about the Rapier locking on is that the stealth it was locked on to wasn't using the systems that they would
be using in real combat. There is a lot that isn't allowed to be turned on unless it's actual war, even against other US pilots in training in the
US with no one else around. There is a lot that was on the F-117, and the B-2 that will aid in defeating radar systems, no matter how good they are.
The countermeasures advance as fast as the radar.
About 7 or 8 years ago, I was reading an article, that has since disappeared, in which someone working on a DOD project talked about how much farther
advanced stealth really is, and what they were working on then, and it's much better than people realize.