Friday, July 17, 2020

Lockheed’s IRST Stealth Detection Pod Passes AF Milestones

Story here.

The stunning statement in this article?
“This is exceptionally important, as the Legion Pod uses an advanced IRST technology that gives 4th generation fighters the ability to ‘see’ stealth aircraft that traditional radar cannot,” an Air Combat Command spokesperson says in an email.
If I'm not mistaken the ACC spokesperson stated out loud that 4th gen fighters can detect stealth fighters.

Does that reset everything we've been told?  Is stealth essentially dead?  Does better speed, range, altitude now come back to the fore in importance...not just middling capability in those areas along with stealth?

If so then we've spent the past two decades building a lemon...just like I've said all along.

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