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Stealth Technology: How Not To Be Seen

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on Sep 10, 2015

Great gallery.
Sometimes a summary is so much needed.

on Sep 11, 2015

Ultra wideband “impulse radar” would need an explanation.

Rob
on Sep 15, 2015

I believe they are referring to the concept of using an extremely narrow pulse width so it has harmonics of a wide range of frequencies. If you then have digital receivers covering all those frequencies then you can theoretically get heaps of info back, enough to create images in fact. Doesn't work out of the lab though.

on Sep 11, 2015

Well done. Stealth won't be the only technology used if a first rate power wants something destroyed. Plan on active jamming, UAV decoys, joint stand-off missiles launches, cyber-warfare, defense suppression support, etc., to magnify the inherent advantages of stealth.

on Sep 11, 2015

The USAF says technology not used on the F-35 is obsolete and will do everything by itself with stealth alone. So one side must be incorrect.

on Sep 12, 2015

No they haven't said that at all. That's just the hyperbolic talking point nonsense from internet warriors.

on Sep 11, 2015

Great article/gallery Bill.

on Sep 11, 2015

With the closure of the MCD, NG, and BA ranges, one might assume other companies attempt to rent our LM's Helendale test range. I'm guessing that computer modeling needs to be validated to ensure data its accuracy.

on Sep 24, 2015

The Area 51 facility and Nevada test range is said to have numerous test facilities.

on Sep 25, 2015

Stealth is a primarily offensive (rather than defensive) technology. It's primary purpose is to permit offensive aircraft to penetrate others' air defenses, for an offensive attack.

Which raises the question: Is this the direction for American military technological growth? Whatever the U.S. deploys becomes part of the "science" of the industry, globally -- quickly copied and replicated throughout the rest of the world, good guys and bad guys alike.

We're talking about developing offensive capability more and more these days, and less and less about truly "defensive" technology for the "defense" of the nation. And we're looking for "export markets" for that offensive technology, constantly.

Pope Francis, speaking to the Congress yesterday, addressed this pretty directly, and bluntly:

:"Being at the service of dialogue and peace also means being truly determined to minimize and, in the long term, to end the many armed conflicts throughout our world. Here we have to ask ourselves: Why are deadly weapons being sold to those who plan to inflict untold suffering on individuals and society? Sadly, the answer, as we all know, is simply for money: money that is drenched in blood, often innocent blood. In the face of this shameful and culpable silence, it is our duty to confront the problem and to stop the arms trade."

But maybe that requires more conscience than greed, or a much bigger, broader, longer-term vision than the military-industrial complex is capable of, today (or ever).

on Aug 12, 2016

When one of the last two humans on earth finally kills the other one (ala, Cain and able scenario) for the last handful of food and the other one starves to death.....the earth will be a great place to live. If its repopulated. Then we can start the killings and slaughter again, Its what we do.

on Nov 24, 2015

Why to invest so much money & words ? You're grinding it again & again like nothing happened since Kosovo conflict , get it clear there is no way to hide, the
new radar's systems can locate even compressed air bulge in the sky.

on Aug 12, 2016

The best place to hide is fly low, fly high then you can be seen what ever your flying you leave a tail just like a ship at sea you can see where its been many hour After it has left.

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