In the United States called the vulnerability of the F-22 and F-35 before Russia
System of search and tracking, operating in the wavelength region of infrared radiation, which is being developed by China and Russia, in 2020-ies will be able to detect American stealth fifth generation fighter F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II, reports The National Interest.
American journal notes that the Russian MiG-29 and su-27 almost since its inception, has been equipped with systems infrared search and track, which in recent decades has been continuously improved. Promising fifth-generation fighter, the su-57, the magazine writes, also receives such sensors.
The magazine believes that at the present time the Russian system of finding and tracking work in the medium-wave region of infrared radiation, but in the future will have the sensors far field. The publication notes that, most likely, they will develop China before Russia.
The journal notes that this can occur in the 2020-ies, and the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II, developed in the XX century, are unlikely to be upgraded to counter the latest sensors. “It is unlikely that the technology could be improved, so the current stealth aircrafts are likely to be increasingly vulnerable,” the paper concludes.
In another publication The National Interest notes that Israel, being one of the buyers of F-35 Lightning II, believes that used in fighter stealth technology will remain relevant in five to ten years, which is to develop effective means of jamming and tangling of the sensors of the enemy.