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Old 10-02-2019, 01:09 AM
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Originally Posted by The Old Coach View Post
Now a report that some German company has tracked an F-35 from 100 miles away, using some sort of "passive" detection system.

F-35s mount radar reflectors when operating in non-combat situations, so civilian ATC radars can see them. Was this a factor?
Maybe, but I don't think they'd have anything to brag about then. I can certainly see how their system could be good against stealth aircraft though. It doesn't need a direct bounce back of radar, which is exactly what the plane is designed to prevent. Deflecting radar away from the incoming direction would actually hurt your stealth with this system.