Is the F-22 going to have a PAK FA?
The F-22 currently has none, though it is slated to receive one by 2020. However, the F-22’s engines nozzles are designed to reduce heat signature, diminishing detection range, while the PAK-FA’s engines are indiscrete. So, it’s less than obvious who will detect who first, given that the PAK FA may be radar observable within that range.
What’s the difference between a PAK FA and a raptor?
– Bill Sweetman, 2010 In summing up, the PAK-FA fails to compete with the F-22 Raptor in terms of stealth. The F-22 Raptor is equipped with a low observable, APG-77 Active Electronically Steered Array radar, made of about 2000-2200 transmit/receive modules, the APG-77 is having a detection range of about 240 km versus a 1 m² target.
What is the radar cross section of the F-22 Raptor?
The F-22 is a very stealthy fighter believed to have a radar cross-section of just .0001 meters. The PAK-FA is a stealthy fighter with a claimed cross-section as low as 0.1 meters…from the front.
How big is a PAK FA stealth fighter?
The PAK-FA is a stealthy fighter with a claimed cross-section as low as 0.1 meters…from the front. The PAK-FA patent claims a maximum of cross-section of 1 meter… those cool three-dimensional thrust vector nozzles in the back have a way of calling attention to themselves.
Is the PAK FA similar to the Sukhoi Su-35?
– Bill Sweetman The PAK-FA will be equipped with an updated derivative of the Khibiny M RWR of the Sukhoi Su-35. Not much information is known on it, however it won’t match the performance of the ALR-94 at all.
How does the PAK FA stealth fighter work?
The PAK FA uses three-dimensional thrust-vector jets—its engine nozzles can literally tilt independently in any direction to assist it in executing maneuvers.