BgJonson79: Radioactive Ass: TV's Vinnie: During the war in Vietnam, B-52s used to pack tiny "Quail" drones that gave off an EM signature that looked like a flight of B-52s on Soviet tech radar systems. A clever way to freak out Charlie's early warning system and send MIGs & SAMS off on a wild goose chase.That's a countermeasure not unlike chaff or flares. The difference is that they know (or should know) that there's a threat just not where it is exactly. What TFA is talking about is more akin to painting a tank to look like a ambulance, which (as mentioned above) is 100% against the Geneva Conventions.Is China a signatory to the Conventions?
PIP_the_TROLL: Yeah, you've got the missile that can shoot from a bajillion miles away - what makes you think the target is still going to be there in this day and age?
ib_thinkin: MrEricSir: They've finally developed the technology to make 9/11 conspiracy theorists happy.As soon as they developed time travel, it will all make made sense. You'll see remember?.
TV's Vinnie: During the war in Vietnam, B-52s used to pack tiny "Quail" drones that gave off an EM signature that looked like a flight of B-52s on Soviet tech radar systems. A clever way to freak out Charlie's early warning system and send MIGs & SAMS off on a wild goose chase.
Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Why not just make the plane appear to be about two wingspans to the left of where it really is? That way heat-seeking missiles just hit the empty air.
knbber2: RTFA subby, it is a visual cloak, says nothing about radar. BTW, you don't need to see an aircraft to shoot it down, and there are multiple methods of identifying whether the aircraft is friend or foe.
knbber2: RTFA subby, it is a visual cloak, says nothing about radar.
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