Experts say China has developed ultra-high frequency radar stealth fighter fails to make the United States
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According to the U.S., “Connection” magazine website “Danger Room” column published June 7, David – Akers (David Axe) The article said, Stealth technology has been for decades the backbone of the U.S. high-tech war. However, this approach may become obsolete within a few years. Currently, the U.S. aircraft stealth technology to evade radar capability, which is almost rest of the world can not match. But after a stealth fighter stealth technology would not allow the United States. This is a former member of the Pentagon office network assessment, currently in Washington, “Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments,” analyst Barry – Watts wrote in a report recently reached the amazing conclusion.
the report called “revolution in military mature” (The Maturing Revolution in Military Affairs), a total of 43, released last week. Watts in the report warned: “The advantages of stealth technology and surface to air missile system, the sensor may be eroded by development, especially for air defense of manned combat platforms in the region.”
This enormous impact on the U.S. Air Force; the Air Force will bet its future on the radar to avoid, and would spend the next 30 years, this $ 500 billion. The Navy may have reason to say “I told you, things would be like this.” That is, if Watts’s prophecy, all this will happen. Analysis of the experts also acknowledged that this is a bold prediction.
mentioned U.S. stealth bombers and fighters, Watts writes: “People speculated in recent years, due to radar detection and tracking technology continues to evolve; in the near future, the omni-directional, low visibility aircraft such as B-2, F-22 and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter stealth capability will be denied, it will be difficult to survive in the denial of airspace.
article said that Russia is developing very high frequency and ultra- high-frequency radar, and the Czech researchers designed a “passive detection” technology allows stealth failure. Watts explained, which “the use of radar, television and cellular phones, and other stealth aircraft, reflecting the available opportunities to signal detection and tracking them. “
three decades, the U.S. Air Force stealth technology to increase because of the advantages of enemy defenses, but the technology may reverse this advantage. Against the enemy on the defensive advantage of the phenomenon began in the late 1980s the United States the introduction of F- 117 stealth fighter, and then again in the 1990s with the introduction of functional B-2 stealth bomber; recently introduced the F-22 fighter.
Currently, only the deployment of hundreds of Air Force stealth fighter aircraft, and need to constantly upgrade some of the non-stealth aircraft. the next few years, the Air Force plans to Lockheed – Martin Corporation to buy more than 1,700 F-35 fighter aircraft (over $ 100 million per aircraft); it to buy 100 new stealth bomber. Wo Benz noted that, from this sense, invisible to the times and did not decline, because of effective countermeasures are not ready. In this sense, the Air Force’s “stealth gambling ‘odds of success may be very large.
comparison, the Navy is steadily advance their own development; Air Force stealth technology R & D investment in a large number of dollars, while Navy took a different approach to defeat the enemy’s defense. Air Force to avoid the radar method, and the Navy EMI is planning to use to destroy enemy radar-guided missiles, which weapons systems the Pentagon is the only anti-radar aircraft belonging to the Navy’s reasons, is why before the advent of the F-35C, the Navy has no reason to buy the stealth fighter.
Pentagon UAV development is the concept of intermittent differences in the most obvious example. Northrop – Grumman for the Navy’s X-47 unmanned aerial vehicles manufactured with a minimum of stealth capabilities, and Boeing primarily for the Air Force launched a “Phantom-ray” (Phantom Ray) UAV project in a certain scene and F-35 has the same stealth capabilities.
Watts said, the Air Force put all the pressure in the stealth technology may still be rewarded, which depends largely on the design for the two F-35 capability. Watts explained that the first F-35 Joint Strike Fighter of the sensors and computing power can be relatively easy to upgrade; depending on aircraft The open avionics architecture, which gave the F-35 flight routes can be adjusted in real time in response to rising threats, which is F-117 and B-2 do not have.
Second, F- 35′s radar is called “electronically scanned array,” in theory can be used to interfere with enemy radar; control system can even transfer their malicious software code.
However, these capabilities are not actually invisible form; they will make up for F-35 radar’s ability to absorb or reflect. bluntly said, the Air Force must be on the increase in non-stealth aircraft stealth technology, to help them improve viability.
Watts and no mention of the Air Force to maintain stealth advantage of another method, that by accelerating the development of UAVs because UAV smaller form, it may require staff to drive than any plane has better stealth.
is noteworthy that the largest U.S. rivals do not doubt that the comparative advantage of stealth fighters in the past two years, China and Russia have demonstrated their prototype stealth fighter. (Sri Lanka years)
( Edit: SN049)