GarryB wrote:The MiG-31 has been able to link with other MiG-31s to create a virtual radar that can cover airspace from ground to near space across a distance of up to 1,200km or so... with a depth of 2-300km... mainly with the purpose watching for incoming bombers and cruise missiles.
The ground based Nebo system combines three different radar types to track stealth aircraft combining the useful effects of Ku and Ka band, L band, and VHF band radars to maximise performance and minimise weaknesses.... certainly having L band wing mounted antenna and forward looking Ku and Ka band radar should allow excellent forward looking performance against stealthy targets, and with their data links and communications they are working on it should be possible to combine the information generated by a range of radars and sensors to form a picture of the airspace around these aircraft.
The non-locality of the Russian response is something few realize or understand. While every fanboi is spooging over "stealth" and mythical US and
NATO "high tech", Russia links its response in a distributed network to reach another level of effectiveness. This sort of out of the box thinking dates
back to the USSR era such as the networking of the Granit missiles. The US and CERN can claim credit for the internet, but they can't claim
credit for military networks. One of the reasons why all the yapping about "stealth" is so laughable is that networked radar systems can identify
any US stealth aircraft nice and easy. It was the networking of Serb radars that helped them bring down the F-117A. But the Serb radar systems
were outdated and the scale of the networking was much smaller.
Any western leader-clown who thinks that a military intervention into Russia will be a cakewalk is a certifiable retard and will repeat the same
mistakes of hubris as his predecessors (e.g. Hitler, Napoleon, the Teutonic Knights).