Japanese F-15 fighters on Tuesday held drills with US B1-B bombers, F-35 stealth aircraft
and F-18 multirole combat jets above the East China Sea, south of the Korean peninsula, Japan's Air Self Defence Force (ASDF) said.
While the Monday-Thursday exercise is a biannual training event, it is unusual for advanced stealth aircraft
such as the F-22 and F-35 to participate, Yonhap reported.
Even with current technology, stealth aircraft
are vulnerable to detection during and immediately after using their weapons or releasing payloads.
The plane is billed as a stealth aircraft
, but American aircraft industry publications that watched the video scoffed at that claim.
DLS will work with SPAWAR and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory to support the sharing of mission-critical data to further bridge the interoperability communications gap between fifth-generation stealth aircraft
and fourth-generation fighter jets.
In the 1970s, Secretary of Defense Harold Brown, working closely with Undersecretary -- and future Defense Secretary -- Bill Perry, shepherded their own offset strategy, establishing the Long-Range Research and Development Planning Program that helped develop and field revolutionary new systems, such as extended-range precision-guided munitions, stealth aircraft
, and new intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance platforms," former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (http://www.
Russia claims that some versions of the system even have limited capabilities against stealth aircraft
However, it will be a stealth aircraft
, capable of carrying thermonuclear weapons and feature an open architecture for easy addition of new technologies as they arise.
Japan's cabinet announced that it will buy hardware including drones, stealth aircraft
and amphibious vehicles, build a new marine unit capable of capturing islands over the next five years, the BBC reports.
In December 2011, the Iranian military took control of a US RQ-170 Sentinel stealth aircraft
while it was flying over the Iranian city of Kashmar, some 225 kilometers (140 miles) from the Afghan border.
Moreover, it tried the fifth generation J-31 stealth aircraft
which has the same technology after the US.
Long-wavelength search radars, like those used in the Battle of Britain and still sold around the world by the Russians, readily detect stealth aircraft
, and there is nothing aeronautical engineers can do to get around that problem.