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Air Defense: China Trains To Shoot Down F-22s
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October 18, 2010: Chinese news sources recently reported an anti-aircraft exercise where HQ-9 missiles were fired at a "stealth" aircraft. Not much in the way of details. This is typical. There has been much written about how potential "anti-stealth" radars might work. But no one is selling such a beast, even though some of the technologies proposed are sound. There's heat detection, as F-22s and B-2s still put out a lot of heat. Then there's using a radar that will not be as easily defeated by the radar absorbing materials used on American stealth aircraft. And so on. The U.S. is not providing stealth aircraft for testing any of these proposed methods, and if China had developed something in this area, they would probably keep details secret (lest the U.S. tweak their stealth tech to better handle the Chinese device.)

 

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Gerry       10/18/2010 9:48:29 PM
Obviously put out for public consumption in the quest to make China a super duper military long before its time. I'm sure it sells very well in the local markets.
 
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WarNerd       10/19/2010 6:05:34 PM
It would also helps troop moral, or would if they were not, like the rest of the population, so cynical already.
 
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RtWingCon    congress consumption   10/20/2010 1:46:42 AM
It's for the gullible US Congress consumption so they'll feel justified in dropping more programs like stealth tech(why bother if it can be defeated). Along with their campaign contributions(remember the 90's and A.Gore?) it might work.
 
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