Instead, the U.S. military’s main flying branch has turned to an older jet that, with upgrades, could prove to be an even better J-20-killer than the newer, more expensive F-22. That’s right: the Boeing F-15 Eagle, one of the stars of the 1991 Gulf War, is quickly shaping up as America’s main countermeasure to China’s new fighter for the next 20 years.Read the whole thing if you haven't already...but my question is this. Does this mean that stealth is already dead?
If AESA radars are that capable then give me a big motor, tons of gas, 14 conformal missiles, HMD and an AWACS with that same radar and lets ditch the cost of stealth!
I was watching stealth when I should have been paying attention to the electronics that are being developed for the next gen fighters.
This is awesome and a little annoying.
If stealth isn't the big boy on the block now then that means that old school fighter pilot rules are back in vogue (with the caveat that the fight will probably be all BVR...I mean heck...why allow an enemy to close if you can detect them, launch your missiles and break contact because of modern electronics).
I sure hope he does a follow up article.