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The US’s newly developed radar-evading F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will not be able to escape Russian radars.

“The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter… is not, in fact, stealthy in the eyes of a growing number of Russian and Chinese radars,” the Aviation Week said.

It said the jet, which the Pentagon hopes would be stealthy, is “having all sorts of shortcomings.”

The report said the jet is not even effective in “jamming enemy radar”, adding the US Defense Department is spending “hundreds of billions of dollars” for a “fighter that will need the help of specialized jamming aircraft.”

It said the F-35 is even “susceptible to detection by radars operating in the VHF bands of the spectrum.”

The report said Russian armed forces have been armed with a “highly counterstealth radar system” – unveiled at an air show near Moscow last August – that is able to “track small targets once the VHF radar has detected them.”

The F-35 has not been equipped with “onboard jamming,” the report said.

“Had the JSF requirements been tightened by one iota since the program started, its advocates would be blaming that for the delays and overruns,” it said.

The new US fighter’s “jamming is mostly confined to the X-band,” the report said.

Speculation about the US fighter comes at a time US President Barack Obama is apparently set to turn the ongoing crisis in Ukraine into a war with Russia.

Tensions between Moscow and the West mounted after Crimea separated from Ukraine and requested to join Russia after a referendum on March 16, in which nearly 97 percent of the participants voted for rejoining Russia. Moscow subsequently accepted Crimea’s request.

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  • Defiant

    The Flop-35 has the flying characteristic of an F-4 Phantom only a lot slower, its full of fatal problems, and is way too expensive it will go down as the biggest flop in aviation history, in the trillion dollar range.
    Look up the F-35 article on Wikipedia with listed sources focus on the part of ” Concerns over performance and safety”
    It has a marginal weapons load, cant run, cant climb, cant turn, its stealth is obsolete, watch Pierre Sprey videos on youtube why its a lemon.
    Canada has already pulled out of the project, Austrial is ordering Super-Hornets and Growlers in incresing numbers instead, go figure.

  • Defiant

    Sorry a typo Austrial=Australia Im a grammar nazi on myself lol.

  • Tony

    THIS IS GOOD NEWS. CRIMINAL STATE USA’S WORLD POWER = OPPRESSION AND TERROR AT HOME.

    The USA is a criminal state and the whole world must know that. From illegal alien Obama posing as President to Harry Reid the election thief, alienists like Chuck Shumer flooding the nation with 3rd world aliens prove clearly that the USA is a criminal state. And the more power it has globally, the more it is going to terrorize its own citizens. Other nations therefore must keep the world biggest gangster, Uncle the Mother Selling Sam, in check.

  • Billy

    The Lockheed F-22 was the most expensive military aircraft and it can’t even be flown because after 7 hours it begins to fall apart. Now we have the Lockheed F35 which appears to now be the most expensive piece of junk that would probably lose in a fight with one of our own F16 or F15’s and as noted in this article would lose against Russian or Chinese aircraft. The problem here is that the US Military Contractors are too close to the Dept of Defense which breeds corruption at a cost to the entire country. This needs to be fixed and all of Congress needs to be replaced for taking bribes and blood money.

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