If wired.com was manna from heaven , Julian Assange would have been selling oranges on the freeway .
Wired.com is no-nonsense site for fairly upto date defense news. Who are you to post some 'event' and not back it with a link or actual established source. In one stupid sentence you have thrown out F22s capabilities out the window it seems. Glad you are not in the defense planning circles or such conclusion can result in immense damage to all men, machines and material.
Make the plane as much aerodynamic as you want, it will not help if missile from F22 has finished it off from 120 Kms. First priority is stealth. Aerodynamic focus should be more on legacy jets.
Here is a link on the side project of Indian government which is in addition to Pakfa with Russia.
I just did the Google on it, so it seems Google has some creditability.....
Btw, TR1........better post some logical and factual arguments backed by formal links or so. Chuckling and giggling small sentences like girls will not impress much........at least on this forum.
ps: O Dear Lord!!!!!
You must have recently suffered a blow to your head and so sites like Wired.com and defencenews will be in business for the foreseeable future .
The editor-in-chief of Wired.com had fallen into a controversy in the recent past over alleged plagiarism after it was discovered that passages of his forthcoming book bear an uncanny resemblance to entries to the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia.
Here is the link from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited . Indian Govt's flagship company for producing fighter aircrafts.
Scroll down . You will see for yourself that it is clearly stated that FGFA ( aka PAK FA / T 50 ) is being co developed with Russia's Sukhoi Design Bureau . As I said , India is NOT developing any 5th gen / stealth aircraft itself . The names PAK FA or FGFA or T 50 are used interchangeably .
Now coming to your F 22 . It is an expensive model of blandness.Western, in particular American, weapons are treated as corporate crown jewels. Since they bring in profits to the companies, who often have politicians in their pocket, they are too big to fail even if they are ineffectual in war or outdated. This as we all know , except for you of course , is known as pork.
Winslow T. Wheeler and Pierre M. Sprey are two of America's finest defense analyst . This is what they said to the Senate ( link below ) , since you are so fond of links .
Stealth technology is not an American invention. The entire idea, concept and theory of stealth aircraft was fully developed in Russia years before the Americans came to know about it.
The reason why Moscow did not go ahead with development of a stealth bomber was simply because IT WASN'T NEEDED. Russian plans to attack the continental United States involved strategic Tupolev-160 Blackjack bombers coming in over the North Pole and firing nuclear-tipped cruise missiles at American cities from international airspace.
On the other hand, Russia’s cities are deep inside the territory of its vast Eurasian landmass. But more crucially the Soviet Union, which was obsessed with security because of the Nazi invasion, had deployed no less than 30,000 surface-to-air missiles to defend against invading aircraft and cruise missiles. Apparently ,nothing less than a stealth aircraft could penetrate these defences according to Western analysts ( and prospective Hollywood script writers like you ) .