ABout stealth technology ,F-35 and F-22.
Russia have many ways to deal with those planes , The general of Russian army
forgot his name , that warned NATO alliance in Syria with shutting down their planes
and that Amateurs (NATO generals) who believe there is something like invisible planes ,that
their radars cannot detect will face a disappointing reality in Syria.
So what are the challenges if F-22 or F-35 or B-2 will face if they try to enter in Russia?
1)First Geography matters , because Russia is so big , No NATO stealth airforce will ever
have a chance to create a no fly zone in Russia , because of the size of Russia .
2)Because NATO Awacs are not stealth ,but very visible world war 2 like planes and will be shutdown way before they get close to Russian borders. Means any stealth plane inside Russia territory will be on its own , and will be unable to scan any target without turning on their radars which will expose them.
3)Pantsirs have thermal optics to detect infra red head signals that no stealth plane
can hide. If it gets hot it will be detected easily. Specially if Heat scanners or pantsirs
deployed at Russian borders. This means that any B-2 /F-22 or F-35 will not know where the Pantsirs are , since they can track stealth planes with passive heat sensor radars ,that will not radiate the air defense location. So any stealth plane that fly withing 20km of a pantsir will be
like a minefield in the air. You will not know where the patsirs are since they are mobile and they will shutdown your planes if fly near.
4)As any one pointed Russia have ultra low band radars to detect stealth planes at so decent distances. So if a pantsir is deployed in Russian coast and NATO planes needs to bomb moscow ,then it will need to fly near 1,000km to enter moscow and will be flying over hundreds of sensors and radars that will paint not only its heat signals but also its radio waves from many angles at same time. Means no chance to hide flying so close to hundreds of air defenses with radars.
5)Then you have Russia electronic warfare ,that not only works to blind enemy radars ,not only works to blind enemy missiles and enemy drones but also they can damage the electronics of any plane too ,harm the pilot but also block the datalink between the F-35 and the Awac guiding it. So it will be blind. A combat plane small nose radar is not match to this.
This means that even in the case that a nation manage to invent technology to be invisible their planes to anything , their missiles if guided by radio will be jammed and blinded. and will lose control of it the pilot or the awac and if the Russian operators with some efforts could even hijack the missile and deviate it to another course, same way Russia/IRAN can do that with US drones.
6)Russia sunflower radars can see over the horizon up to 3,000km distance any stealth plane
as if it was a world war 2 plane. Stealth does not matter.
7)Finally ,and perhaps it is part of the previous one , Rogozin have told Russia have technology that Scan stealth planes without them knowing they are being detected.
Because it does not use radio waves, the system they have powerful Magnetic beams (the way i understood it) that scan the the air electric fields. So anything electric machine that fly ,that produce heat ,noise and emit always electricity even is small , the stealth plane will interfere with the electric fields around the plane and this anomaly can be seen by Russian electromagnetic radars.
So what we have now? The F-35 ,F-22 or B-2 in case of declared war ,those planes will not be very effective fighting inside Russia main land ,in a warned war ,without being detected or shutdown.
a surprise first strike attack ,without declaring war or any warning ,it might be able to penetrate 30km to 50km with the confusion between generals and government in not believing the information . or what to do.. it is a defector? or is a hostile pilot with hostile intentions?
All things said , this does not means stealth planes are useless.otherwise Russia will not be making them. they are better than not having them. Against third world countries ,they are very useful ,for stand off strikes , that is keep distance enter a bit and leave.
So all said , the only realistic potentially good use of F-22 /F-35 or B-2 will be to target Russia Kalingrad that is a small piece of land ,and that NATO could use stealth planes to attack kalingrad ,taking advantage how close the plane can fly legally over any city of kalinigrad without invading their airpspace. Another good use of F-22 or F-35 will be against Russia or China navy from long range attacks. Stealth planes are ideal to fight navies of other nations
because of their limited air defense range .currenlty Kirov class S-300 only have 90km range
their air defense missiles. The Gorshov class probably 120km. So enter up to 90km range fire a missile and run back. Awacks will be safe from any Russian navy air defenses. This means
that for an effective use of stealth planes , NATO will have to fight Russia far from its main land where territory is huge and defenses too strong for NATO, if want to avoid big loses. or if they don't mind loses ,but want to do a first strike ,then stealth attacks from baltics or poland against kaliningrad is the way.
And if that wasn't bad enough , Any stealth plane will be welcome by Russian airforce too.
So Russia airforce will push even further any attempt of NATO of flying to close to Russian
airspace. So this is why the interceptions of NATO planes or warships is done frequently. To push them out of your borders.
all said.. is not stealth planes what Russia needs to be worried. Russia not even need Pak-fa at all ,their air defenses are more than good . What Russia needs to be worried is Americans star wars project , the full denial space to Russia ,deploying weapons in space ,kinetic missiles and deploying robots in space that will be iddle/sleeping for the right moment and order to attack a Russia satelite or even guide nuclear missiles to Russia.