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SpudmanWP wrote:How would that be any different from putting those ships near Japan, the coasts of the US, or anywhere else the Raptor operates. The F-22 could always extend the radar reflector to screw with the results just for the fun of it.
count_to_10 wrote:SpudmanWP wrote:How would that be any different from putting those ships near Japan, the coasts of the US, or anywhere else the Raptor operates. The F-22 could always extend the radar reflector to screw with the results just for the fun of it.
The reflectors are retractable?
I thought they were just jettison-able.
No time soon which is why I mentioned the cheek AESA arrays. That would improve the secure network access issue while substantially increasing it's ISR, high bandwidth comms, surface mapping and air superiority capabilities.count_to_10 wrote:Well, on the topic of F-22 improvements, when do they get 4pi IR coverage like the F-35?
rkap wrote:Hmmm, well there are a lot of high tech weapons, that have proven themselves time and time again.
In what evenly matched conflict have these new weapons proved themselves.
Tech is good so long as it is proven. No argument there.
My marathon was more about un-necessary tech and assumptions it all will work in real world conditions.
New unproven tech replacing something proven that can do the job well to me is the wrong way to go.
wrightwing wrote:SpudmanWP wrote:I do not think there would have been enough time to smuggle the necessary hi-tech equipment into Libya.popcorn wrote:Perhaps not from the Libyan side but there would have been a lot of other interested third parties who would have loved the opportunity to gain precious intel on the jet .. this would include countries involved in the conflict and one or two outsiders.
I think one of the concerns was the ESM systems on the Rafale, snooping in on the F-22.
structuresguy wrote:Why is it so hard for folks on this forum to stay on topic and the topic being an evolution to the Raptor.
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