A: According to the information I know, the modern AWACSs today like E-2C Hawkeye 2000 and E-3C are capable to the detect the target of RCS = 1m2 class 250~300 km away.

And their maximal effective detection range to the fighters in the world should be:

- F-15C & Su-27 (RCS = 10~15m2): 450 ~ 600 km
- Tornado (RCS = 8 m2): 420 ~ 500 km
- MIG-29 (RCS = 5 m2): 370 ~ 450 km
- F/A-18C (RCS = 3 m2): 330 ~ 395 km
- F-16C (RCS = 1.2 m2): 260 ~ 310 km
- JAS39 (RCS = 0.5 m2): 210 ~ 250 km
- Su-47 (RCS = 0.3 m2): 185 ~ 220 km
- Rafale (RCS = 0.1~0.2 m2): 140 ~ 200 km
- F-18E (RCS = 0.1 m2): 140 ~ 170 km
- MIG-42 (RCS = 0.1 m2): 140 ~ 170 km
- EF2K (RCS = 0.05~0.1 m2): 120 ~ 170 km
- F-35A (RCS = 0.0015 m2): 50 ~ 60 km
- F/A-22 (RCS < or = 0.0002~0.0005 m2): < or = 30 ~ 45 km

As for the low RCS NG fighters like EF-2000, MIG-42, and Rafale, if they are equipped with the NG BVRAAM like Meteor (Effective range: 90~100 km+ to the 9G maneuverable fighter, and 150~200 km+ to the big, slow and clumsy airplanes like AWACS...) and R-77M-PD (Maximal effective range: 160 km+), I think they also have certain amount of chance to give tradional fighters + modern AWACS today a surprise....