U.S. F-35 fighter will radar absorbing coatings for the F-22
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According to the U.S.” Defense News “April 6, 2011 reported that the latest production of the F-22 fighters will use the F-35 fighters from an improved radar absorbing coating.
Lockheed Martin F-22 program vice president and general manager 杰夫巴拜恩 (Jeff Babione) said: “F-35 can be detected at low coating system and fill the gap, there are some advantages We put it in into the F-22. “The new material does not change the F-22′s radar cross section, but to improve the durability of the coating, the Air Force so will reduce the maintenance burden and save a lot of maintenance time and costs. Babai En said that Lockheed Martin only need a few changes can be the F-35 radar absorbing materials technology applied to the F-22 on. Although the two fighter’s radar cross section requirements vary, but fundamentally speaking, the coating on the physical and chemical properties are the same.
from the Lexington Institute analyst Dan Gao Rui (Dan Goure) pointed out that the new material may enhance the F-22 stealth has been a very good quality. Goure said that to use on the F-22, F-35 coating may also need to be changed to handle the daily operations when the F-22 supersonic cruise and extremely high, because of pressure from different materials. At this point, the latest batch of 9 F-22 production using only a part of the new stealth coating, other materials also improve stealth qualified for the final test and put in use next year. Once the test is completed, renovation of the coating will be used for all the F-22 fleet. (China Aviation Industry Development Research Center of Liu Yawei)