stealth technology

USAF avionics technician explains how stealth aircraft can be seen on radar screens

USAF avionics technician explains how stealth aircraft can be seen on radar screens

Stealth aircraft By the 1970s, new materials and techniques allowed engineers to design an aircraft with radar-evading or "stealth" qualities.… 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

6 months ago

US Navy EA-18G Growler pilot explains why Jamming Pods don’t turn a non-stealth aircraft into a stealth aircraft

The EA-18G Growler jamming pods The EA-18G Growler Airborne Electronic Attack aircraft is a variant in the F/A-18 family of… Read More

7 months ago

‘USAF needs Stealth Tankers to Survive Chinese Missiles,’ Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall Says

Secretary Frank Kendall recently said that given China’s growing reach with precision missiles, the USAF must shift away from traditional… Read More

1 year ago

‘Being “quiet” is more than not talking.’ US Navy Submarine Officer explains why to submariners “stealth is life”

‘To military aircraft pilot’s, “speed is life”. To submariners today, “stealth is life”,’ Dave Corley, former US Navy Submarine officer.… Read More

1 year ago

Here’s why the Horten Ho 229 WW II German low-drag Bomber may have been the First Stealth Aircraft (although it Never Entered Service)

If it were true that the Horten Ho 229 was conceived not only as a low-drag bomber but also to… Read More

2 years ago

How Luneburg lens radar reflectors are used to make stealth aircraft visible on radar screens

Removable Luneburg lens type radar reflectors are sometimes attached to military aircraft in order to make stealth aircraft visible during… Read More

3 years ago

Upgrade to make B-2 Spirit stealthier delayed to 2024

The B-2 Defensive Management System Modernization program is facing delays. Instead, of delivering the end product in 2022, the USAF… Read More

6 years ago

GAO report finds that the way USAF is operating its F-22 fleet limits pilot opportunities to train for air superiority missions

The way the USAF is operating its F-22 fleet leads to lower aircraft availability and less air superiority training for… Read More

6 years ago

THESE ADVANCED SYSTEMS WILL GIVE RUSSIA’S SIXTH-GENERATION FIGHTER AN EDGE OVER U.S. F-22 AND F-35 STEALTH AIRCRAFT

The Russians are looking at new kinds of radars and electro-optical sensor technologies that would be aimed to counter stealth… Read More

7 years ago

U.S. AIR FORCE F-22 RAPTOR STEALTH FIGHTERS TO GET NEW DIGITAL HEAD-UP DISPLAY

USAF F-22s to get new digital head-up display BAE Systems has been selected by Lockheed Martin to modernize the F-22… Read More

7 years ago

BADASS PICTURE SHOWS TYNDALL’S F-22 RAPTORS RESTING IN THE DARK

Tyndall’s F-22 fighter jets Taken on Dec. 15, 2016 the cool picture in this post shows U.S. Air Force (USAF)… Read More

7 years ago

HERE’S WHY THE ROYAL AIR FORCE HAS NOT BECOME THE ONLY F-117 NIGHTHAWK STEALTH FIGHTER FOREIGN OPERATOR

F-117 stealth fighters for the Royal Air Force Newly declassified documents released from the British National Archives reveal that U.S.… Read More

7 years ago