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Billions spent on measures and countermeasures, and the race continues. Billions more will be spent by many nations, and eventually, the perfect airplane, which is completely undetectable by radar, will be deployed. As a matter of fact, this technology has been around for many years. Here it is:
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But even with all that they have build a single prototype of a stealth figther, something we did in ****ing 1990. So everyone please calm down the Chinese by the measure of stealth fighter development are TWENTY YEARS behind the United States. That something we couldnt' even say about the USSR for many of their weapon technologies.
If he was leaking top-secret info then that would be a major problem. But only personnel of large importance have access to large amounts of that data.
Begin reading at: China's New Stealth Fighter Is Revealed - WSJ.com
"Several experts said the prototype's body appeared to borrow from the F-22 and other U.S. stealth aircraft, but they couldn't tell from the photographs how advanced it was in terms of avionics, composite materials or other key aspects of stealth technology.
They said that China was probably several years behind Russia, whose first stealth fighter, the Sukhoi T-50, made its first flight in January 2010, but that Beijing was catching up faster than expected.
The U.S. cut funding for the F-22 in 2009 in favor of the F-35, a smaller, cheaper stealth fighter that made its first test flight in 2006 and is expected to be fully deployed by around 2014. The F-22 has mainly been used for exercises and operations around U.S. airspace, but some have been deployed to Guam and Okinawa to help maintain the U.S. security umbrella in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Chinese prototype looks like it has "the potential to be a competitor with the F-22 and to be decisively superior to the F-35," said Mr. Fisher. The J-20 has two engines, like the F-22, and is about the same size, while the F-35 is smaller and has only one engine.
China's stealth-fighter program has implications also for Japan, which is considering buying F-35s, and for India, which last month firmed up a deal with Russia to jointly develop and manufacture a stealth fighter."
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http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/...t_Briefing.pdfAn August 2008 RAND study showed that, as a land based aircraft, the F-22 would have little impact on a future conflict with China over Taiwan as its nearby bases would be shutdown by MRBMs and farther bases would require the assistance of tanker aircraft that would be quickly lost. The 2010 report by the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission indicated that the MRBM threat to American airbases had dramatically increased in just the last few years.
Chinese Missiles Could Close U.S. Bases in Attack, Report Says - BusinessWeek
Keep in mind the f-22 is awesome its just a Taiwanese conflict is a crap shoot for US air power since few bases are close by and China is so close.
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