We already talked about this in the pantcir thread. Russia has bit over 50% radar coverage in high-altitude and 30% in low altitude. That why low level penetration bombers were made in USA long ago.
For the purposes of the cold war there was no point in achieving 100% coverage... just as western radar defences focused on Soviet bombers and missiles coming over the north pole yet repeatedly were penetrated by small aircraft from the south carrying drugs.
US bombers had to revert to low level penetration because their chances of successfully penetrating at high altitude became so close to zero it wasn't realistic to even consider.
But you also have to take new technology -stealth into account. That slashes detection ranges to 1/2 ,1/3rd to non-stealth aircraft.
New stealth technology means nothing till it is in service. The F-22 lacks the range to be a threat over Russian air space for any period of time. The US wont even upgrade the second lot of F-22s with high off boresight missiles let alone new stealth features.
So for stealth F-22 ,F-35 ,or reduced RCS B-1, actual coverage is more in 25-15% high and 15-10% low.
Congrats... naming two aircraft that will never enter Russian air space except to get to an airshow and one plane that does not exist... or did you mean the B-1B which is not actually stealthy at all.
But add to that kinematic performance of F-22 which reduces missile engagement envelope and realistically F-22 is free to roam about 90% of Russia ,which means that the general answer is -NO.
Talking of kinematic performance the Mach 1.4 F-22 would be at a serious disadvantage to the Mig-31BM at Mach 2.4... now armed with R-37M missiles.
Russia is not safe from F-22 ,no matter what chest-thumbing generals say or politicians claim. so be afraid ,be very affraid.
The Amusing thing is that Russian air defences are generations ahead of anything in the west, which can be described as fragmented and almost nonexistent... what is the US going to do when the PAK FA enters service?
Patriot was a makeshift answer to a threat the west never considered in Desert Storm... the ballistic missile. The Soviets had already developed missiles to defeat BMs within the ABM treaty limits and would have fared much better. Now after years of developing anti stealth technology again the Russians are in a better position than the west to deal with stealth aircraft at a point when stealth aircraft are going to become a threat to the west...
There was a question of restarting MIG-31 production so im sure there expert panel knows much more then you, so ill take their information. But im sure some of pak-fa versions will take over mig-31 role.
Can I add this to this:
So, congratulations, based on the currently available picture of Russian EW asset deployment, an F-22A can conceivably get into some places in Russia without anyone knowing about it. And do absolutely nothing of significance when it gets there, in part proving that yes, the Russians knew what the hell they were doing when they set up their IADS.
And conclude the logic is that the Russian politicians want to resume production of Mig-31s so there will be witnesses to F-22 pilots being suffocated by their aircraft in the middle of no where to explain the burnt spots on the ground to the only people within 1,000km of the area... people in airliners flying from west to east and back.
BTW it would make no sense to use a variant of PAK FA as a Mig-31 replacement... an interceptor of bombers and cruise missiles has no requirement for stealth... there will be no enemy fighters to deal with... they will all be trying to shoot down incoming Russian cruise missiles heading for the US.
excuse me? This has nothing to do with being Pro or Anti. Even the pentagon admitted that F22 had problems evading radar.
Exactly. If it had anything to do with being anti US then SOC would not be arguing with you. F-22s trying to fly over Russian air space without permission is not a good idea for Russia or the US even if they could they don't.
Only a fool would revel in the violation of anothers borders, but then of course might is right and the rich can do as they wish... that is the lesson the US broadcasts to the world, while spouting the opposite from its propaganda machine... the world is safer with murderous armed drones flying overhead attack "suspects" and killing them like there is no doubt about their crimes. Anyone killed in the crossfire is collateral damage... a necessary evil to ensure the absolute security of the US.