radar cross-section

US Naval Aviator explains why in air to air combat a P-51 Mustang would toast an F-117 Nighthawk everyday

US Naval Aviator explains why in air to air combat a P-51 Mustang would toast an F-117 Nighthawk everyday

The F-117 Nighthawk The F-117 is the world’s first operational stealth aircraft. The Nighthawk is a single-seat, twin-engine stealth attack… Read More

3 months ago

With an RCS of an Eagle’s Eyeball the F-117 Nighthawk was one thousand times less visible than the D-21, the least visible shape previously produced at Lockheed’s Skunk Works

The F-117 Nighthawk The Lockheed F-117A was developed in response to an Air Force request for an aircraft capable of… Read More

3 months ago

The story of the Horten Ho 229 WWII German low-drag Bomber, the first Stealth Aircraft that never was

Stealth aircraft Low observable technology, widely known to the world as stealth, aims to reduce as much as possible the… Read More

6 months ago

As Su-57 proves it can control a “swarm” of Su-35 fighter aircraft during teaming experiment, Russia announces that will test upgraded Felon in 2022

The use of a "swarm” operating in a single information space, significantly increases the efficiency of combat missions. During a… Read More

4 years ago

Did you know the Su-57 Felon is the only Fighter Jet Equipped with DIRCM?

An interesting feature of the Su-57 that no other fighter jet has is the 101KS-O DIRCM (Directed Infrared Counter Measures).… Read More

4 years ago

Russia’s Ministry of Defense says Su-57 not redeployed back to Syria

Google maps satellite photos showing the Su-57 in Syria were taken back in 2018 when the fighter first arrived there.… Read More

5 years ago

How the U.S. secretly tested the A-12 RCS during the Cuban Missile Crisis

During the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, nineteen SA-2 missile sites were constructed on the island supported by P-14 "Tall King"… Read More

5 years ago

Interesting footage shows the Su-57 Operating in Syria

According to Sukhoi, the Su-57's radar cross section RCS is reduced to an average figure of 0.3-0.4m2 compared to 15m2 for… Read More

5 years ago

That time North Korea fired SA-2 SAMs at SR-71 Blackbird

SR-71 pilot Maj. Maury Rosenberg and RSO Maj. E. D. McKim were making their final pass on the DMZ, heading… Read More

6 years ago

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ICONIC SR-71 BLACKBIRD: HOW THE WORLD’s FASTEST PLANE WAS CONCEIVED

The aircraft was painted black, and soon earned its name: “Blackbird.” At Lockheed’s advanced development group, the legendary Skunk Works… Read More

6 years ago

SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT B-1A FOURTH PROTOTYPE

Four prototypes of the B-1A Mach 2.2 strategic bomber were developed and tested in the mid-1970s, but the program was… Read More

7 years ago

EXCLUSIVE: SOURCE CLOSE TO F-22 PROGRAM REVEALS THAT COATING MAINTENANCE WHILE IN SUPPORT OF COMBAT OPERATIONS OVER SYRIA WAS NOT BEYOND THOSE EXPERIENCED DURING NON COMBAT OPERATIONS

"The F-22s in general require regular coating maintenance but there haven't been any with coatings flying off in the AOR that… Read More

7 years ago

LOCKHEED MARTIN DELIVERED THE FIRST F-22 RAPTOR WITH NEW MORE RESISTANT RADAR-ABSORBING COATING

After USAF F-22 Raptors started to lose their radar-absorbing coating during military operation in Syria, Lockheed Martin developed a new, more resistant… Read More

7 years ago

This is how a U.S. Air Force 23-year-old Airman developed a cost-effective solution to fix a major weapon’s system issue with an F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jet

The in-flight weapons system maintenance issue affected the radar cross-section of the F-22 A re-occurring weapon's system issue with an… Read More

7 years ago