Madam thanks for clearance however Pakistan certainly have YLC-2 Chinese Radar with anti stealth capabilities and also perhaps Vera from past. However even Pak can detect NATO jets they are in no position to attack them. They have UN resolution for whole Afghan operation and also might is right phenomena also applies.If you cannot lock in track with insufficient aspect angle information, heading angle, airspeed & closure rate which is the case with most stealth jets, these can still be death-dotted 'from the top'. Heat seakers dont require a radar lock that's-why thermal suppression technology has been evolved. I am sure we can still nail the raptor. Passive RM are ineffective against raptor but active RM have a definite role. Highly active RM do not require a lock in track before launch but its risky without a FOF transponder.
Totally incorrect. It is the vice versa which is correct.
I know YLC 2 system Inside out But I will reserve my words for now.Madam thanks for clearance however Pakistan certainly have YLC-2 Chinese Radar with anti stealth capabilities and also perhaps Vera from past. However even Pak can detect NATO jets they are in no position to attack them. They have UN resolution for whole Afghan operation and also might is right phenomena also applies.
The F-22 can choose whether to make itself visible, and if so, at what range:The F-22 will naturally allow its position to be visible to Pakistani radars.There’s a strict air corridor American and nato forces access in Pakistan. Announcing position is critical to keeping pact credible and trust to be maintained.
And as I said before, USAF will not reveal the degree of its stealth capability by using appropriate signal generators until it is necessary to be used. Let opposing forces think they can track the F-22 all they want, until it is hammer time.@syed ali haider is absolutely correct.
While a stealthy aircraft is not completely invisible, it is virtually impossible to track, identify and shoot one down in real-time because the aircraft is designed in the manner that it absorbs and/or scatters radar beams. And this is just one aspect of stealth in F-22 Raptor.
Learn all about stealthy characteristics here: http://www.f22fighter.com/stealth.htm
If a radar system is picking up an F-22 Raptor, this detection is deliberate on the part of the F-22 Raptor in flight (defenses are lowered to a great extent). Behind-the-scenes agreement sort of thing.
The F-22 can choose whether to make itself visible, and if so, at what range:
Earlier this year, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little, said that an IRIAF (Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force) F-4 Phantom combat plane attempted to intercept a U.S. MQ-1 drone flying in international airspace off Iran.
As we reported back then, one of the two F-4 Phantom jets came to about 16 miles from the UAV but broke off pursuit after they were broadcast a warning message by two American planes escorting the Predator.
The episode happened in March 2013, few months after a two Sukhoi Su-25 attack planes operated by the Pasdaran (informal name of the IRGC – the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution) attempted to shoot down an American MQ-1 flying a routine surveillance flight in international airspace some 16 miles off Iran, the interception of the unmanned aircraft failed. After this attempted interception the Pentagon decided to escort the drones involved in ISR (intelligence surveillance reconnaissance) missions with fighter jets (either F-18 Hornets with the CVW 9 embarked on the USS John C. Stennis whose Carrier Strike Group is currently in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility or F-22 Raptors like those deployed to Al Dhafra in the UAE.
New details about the episode were recently disclosed by Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh who on Sept. 17 not only confirmed that the fighter jets providing HVAAE (High Value Air Asset Escort) were F-22 stealth fighters but also said that:
“He [the Raptor pilot] flew under their aircraft [the F-4s] to check out their weapons load without them knowing that he was there, and then pulled up on their left wing and then called them and said ‘you really ought to go home'”
If the episode went exactly as Welsh described it, it was something more similar to Maverick’s close encouter with Russian Mig-28s in Top Gun movie than a standard interception.
It would be interesting to know how the Raptor managed to remain stealth (did they use their radar? were they vectored by an AWACS? etc.) and why it was not the E-2 most probably providing Airborne Early Warning in the area to broadcast the message to persuade the F-4 to pursuit the drone before the Iranian Phantoms and the U.S. Raptors got too close in a potentially dangerous and tense situation?
Anyway the U.S. pilot achieved to scare the Iranian pilots off and save the drone. A happy ending worthy of an action movie.
And as I said before, USAF will not reveal the degree of its stealth capability by using appropriate signal generators until it is necessary to be used. Let opposing forces think they can track the F-22 all they want, until it is hammer time.
Now why would you presume to actually teach people something? Don't trouble our resident experts. They have an audience to play to.
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You seriously need a head check .. ... don't you know China has directed they are ahead of US?
No country is [fully aware] of the capabilities of an F-22 Raptor and neither the full extent of its capabilities will be disclosed to the public anytime soon; exercises do not disclose much in this regard because the defenses of an F-22 Raptor are [deliberately] compromised in them and the pilots are instructed to perform a set of maneuvers in advance with the intent to learn and/or exchange information.PAF has flown with / against F-22s in many exercises & should be fully aware of its capabilities.
This F-22 mission could be prelude to future operations in our area. BE PREPARED