From: Arnhem (holland) yes a bridge to far...
While playing around with the editor I found out that my F22 and F-35's where almost always detected by modern adversaries via their IR signatures. When seen from a rear aspect, these AC can be detected from as far as 60 miles away while frontal detection is limited to about 24 miles. Once detected via IR is made, a S-400 will volley missiles at an intercept course and I found that masking by my IR signature by turning radically towards the spotter (change course) and going to full speed, the incoming S-400 volley can be successfully avoided as the course of the missiles will no longer intercept your last known course/heading and they cant receive updates as the spotter can no longer detect your IR signature. Without latest generation IR spotting, both the F35 and F22 can actually get really close (20 miles) to an S300/400 system without being engaged by these systems. These systems will detect you way before this point, but they will be unable to generate a firing resolution as the radar can not lock on to the stealth fighters before these get close enough (about 20 miles).
Even jammers like the Growler only have very little effect on these modern SAM systems and a jamming growler at 150 miles from an S-400 will only have negligible effect on the search radar and instead will actually be screaming "HERE I AM, PLEASE SHOOT ME!!" and will thus be almost always be fired upon.
< Message edited by wild_Willie2 -- 11/19/2016 5:46:10 PM >
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