At first happy new year 2014 to all.
I browsed deeply, and with great attention one of the rare serious western think tank about weaponnery -please if you know others, tell me, I will be happy-the Carlo Kopp's subject of russian, chinese, and US weaponneries.
He claimed that, nowadays, there is no russian hardwares, either in radar, missiles, aircrafts, sam -even S-300, S-400, and S-500 -, that could match and hence unable to stop the B2A and F-22 Raptor -http://www.ausairpower.net/raptor.html-.
The only one that could match is the Su pak T-50, however this aircraft, is now in test, and is not operationnal. I did not yet check the Vladimir Ilyin's website -http://paralay.net/index.html- about this question.
My question is :
Does it exist any weaponneries in russian -or chinese ?- arsenal that could stop or match the B2A, and F-22 Raptor ?
Those who know the history, about russian industry, are well aware that Russia is full of very very cleaver engineers.
During the cold war, after the F-100, F-104 USSR rolled out the wonderfull Mig 21, and Su-7.
After the Fantom II, and F-105, USSR deployed Mig 23, Mig 25, Su 17
After the F14, F-15, F-16, F-18, USSR built the Mig 29, Mig 31, and the wonderfull Su-27 that is untill now unbeatable.
I casted doubts about Carlo Kopps claims -however, I have no arguments against him, because he is a fair and great specialist in this question-, because during the war in Iraq, some F-117 were downed, as in Yugoslovia, 1999 due to the very cleaver serbian engineers.
Recently Iran downed electronically RQ Sentinel drone that would undetectable, in fact one the state of the art in stealth's technology. I suspect-I have no clues, however Iam nearly sure-,this success is due to russian made radar Nebo, bought by iranians in black market-?- .
It is dubioius if Russia now, has not any response against the F-22, and B2.
Guys Iam waiting from you responses.
Viktor, Vladimir, Garry and others......I look forward your answers.
Thx for any help.
PS: Nevertheless, sometimes in US there are recurrent claims, that US monopole in stealth technology is on the eve of the end, as said this old article : http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/06/stealth-tech-obsolete/
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