Comments on: It’s Russia’s turn to learn that stealth warplanes are hard to do http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/20/its-russias-turn-to-learn-that-stealth-warplanes-are-hard-to-do/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Protester http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/20/its-russias-turn-to-learn-that-stealth-warplanes-are-hard-to-do/#comment-1127549 Mon, 01 Feb 2016 19:17:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45833#comment-1127549 The F-22 Raptor is stealthy and is a great aircraft when looking at conventional characteristics, other than cost. It turns & burns with the best. The RAM skin is the issue, takes a lot of maintenance. It can fight without that, though, and is still stealthy due to shaping considerations.

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By: ideolator http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/20/its-russias-turn-to-learn-that-stealth-warplanes-are-hard-to-do/#comment-1127482 Thu, 28 Jan 2016 22:26:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45833#comment-1127482 Nothing more expensive than a second rate air force.

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By: DeanKB http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/20/its-russias-turn-to-learn-that-stealth-warplanes-are-hard-to-do/#comment-1127384 Tue, 26 Jan 2016 13:44:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45833#comment-1127384 I’d back US warplanes over Russian all day long.

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By: GRRR http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/20/its-russias-turn-to-learn-that-stealth-warplanes-are-hard-to-do/#comment-1127366 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 21:25:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45833#comment-1127366 Quantity matters only if you are teeming with expendable personnel.

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By: mkknewman http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/20/its-russias-turn-to-learn-that-stealth-warplanes-are-hard-to-do/#comment-1127359 Mon, 25 Jan 2016 19:01:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45833#comment-1127359 Putin will just wait a few years until the U.S. works-out all the kinks in the F-35 and then buy the blueprints from China for a fraction of the cost of developing their own design ….

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By: Wolf61 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/20/its-russias-turn-to-learn-that-stealth-warplanes-are-hard-to-do/#comment-1127336 Sun, 24 Jan 2016 03:29:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45833#comment-1127336 Stealth is a near-obsolete technology ;the air will belong to drones with 360 degrees vision (already available) remote and proximity radars, BMS systems and intelligent ATA , ATG & ATS missiles. They will be ‘assisted’ by manned airplanes with radar jamming and jamming countermeasures, fault recovery measures and battle-field coordination. Passive discrete signature radars and LOS will ensure low signature target identification (even a bird cannot fly at 0.5+ Mach…..

One $2.5 billion B.2 ‘harassed by 50 drones worth $100 million, each with 4 low-signature laser guided missiles, each with a price tag of $50K, and in war economics, $120 million will take down $2.5 billion…. or a 1:20

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By: dwwolf http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/20/its-russias-turn-to-learn-that-stealth-warplanes-are-hard-to-do/#comment-1127332 Sat, 23 Jan 2016 20:47:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45833#comment-1127332 That the F35 program is in dire straits isnt odd. Apparently the F111 program lessons were forgotten again : You cant expect 1 plane to do Everything decently.

As such, the Marine STOVL fighter shouldve been on a seperate track, while reusing as many of the F35 components as possible. It forced too many design compromises on the major variants ( Airforce and Carrier based versions ).

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By: SaigonQ2 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/20/its-russias-turn-to-learn-that-stealth-warplanes-are-hard-to-do/#comment-1127329 Sat, 23 Jan 2016 14:10:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45833#comment-1127329 F-35 program is way over budget and performance less than planned, kind of semi-stealthy plane that can’t operate independently. F-22 has never been used in combat. Russian strategy does make some sense, they are fortunate in having real budget constraints to impose some discipline.
Note to author – I don’t think incremental cost of B-2 is $2 billion, that is program cost divided by number produced.

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By: gentalman http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/20/its-russias-turn-to-learn-that-stealth-warplanes-are-hard-to-do/#comment-1127327 Sat, 23 Jan 2016 11:40:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45833#comment-1127327 …….when millions of people do not get even two times meals!!!!
….all out of fear and suspicions! It’s the tenth wonder of the world how long such rivalry will go on?….at least one wise man is not there with super powers even including a peace Nobel Prize winner like Obama of US.
Many cooks are spoiling the soup to enjoy this bountiful world, otherwise.

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By: UauS http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/01/20/its-russias-turn-to-learn-that-stealth-warplanes-are-hard-to-do/#comment-1127146 Thu, 21 Jan 2016 05:23:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45833#comment-1127146 Gosh, can you imagine what would’ve happened if the US, Russia and China spent all this money on developing a solar-powered passenger plane instead?..

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