5 Best U.S. Fighter Planes Ever (Did the F-22 or F-35 Make the List?)
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    Charlie Gao

    Technology, Europe

    Can they pull it off?

    Key point: Detecting stealth is possible, but very, very hard.

    Ever since the development of stealth technology for aircraft, many different systems have been advertised as “stealth killing.” One of the more innovative solutions is the Russian Struna-1/Barrier-E bistatic radar system developed by NNIIRT, a division of the Almaz-Antey Joint Stock Company. Almaz-Antey is the premier air-defense and radar manufacturer in Russia; they make the...


  • Is Russia's MiG-35 an F-35 or F-22 Killer?

    Mark Episkopos

    Security,

    We have some ideas to share. 

    Key Point: With Russia’s MiG-29 nearing the end of its shelf life as Russia’s staple multirole fighter, the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) are taking an increasing interest in its successor: the MiG-35.

    For years, its manufacturer has marketed the MiG-35 as a “4++” fighter: “I would say that this is a new plane that surpasses our foreign competitors. In other words, this is a 4++ level plane,” stated Mikoyan General Director Ilya...


  • Meet Stormbreaker: How the F-35 Will Crush You in a War (Even in Rain)

    Kris Osborn

    Technology, Americas

    Not even the weather will hold back the F-35.

    Key point: The F-35 is getting many upgrades, including those that will let it successfully hit targets in bad weather.

    The Air Force has begun early testing, software development and weapons integration for its upcoming Block 4 variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, an emerging model intended to give the multi-role fighter a new dimension of weapons and attack mission possibilities, service leaders said.

    The new...