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In the US Air Force: The B-21 Raider strategic bomber under construction can easily overcome any air defense system

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In the United States, work continues on the creation of the newest strategic stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider. Initially, it was reported that one of its main tasks is to break through the enemy's air defense (air defense) system with the destruction of anti-aircraft missile systems and the areas themselves where they are based. Today this task is confirmed by the customer - the US Air Force.


But at a certain stage of the work, problems began to arise. One of them concerned the design of the air intakes, which, as the American press wrote, at high speeds did not ensure the proper stealth of a strategic bomber.

Now AWST has published a statement by American Lieutenant General Duke Richardson, who claims that the plane has gone through a major upgrade. The modernization of the B-21 Raider has eliminated problems with this new generation bomber, including stealth issues, according to the US Air Force general.

There are currently two B-21 Raiders in production.

US Air Force New Capabilities and Technology Director Randall Walden said that "now the plane is really starting to look like a strategic bomber." According to him, work on two aircraft is underway at the Northrop Grumman facility in Palmdale, California.

It is noted that for production, augmented reality technologies are used, which make it possible to achieve the most accurate values ​​in the production of "critical important structural elements". It is pointed out that this is how "an aircraft is created that can easily overcome any existing and future air defense system."
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  1. Cowbra
    Cowbra 1 March 2021 06: 56
    +24
    Shaw? Again? I remember that the F-35 was also first called "invisible", then "invisible", and only now they realized that its correct name - "The Air Force launched a program to replace the F-35"
    But the B-21 is larger, more expensive. it means you can cut longer)))
    PiSi: by the way, given that strategic bombers in the United States are mainly engaged in carpet bombing in the conditions of initially absent air defense, for example, in Afghanistan, where all B-1bs were shattered, the program does not look particularly meaningful
    1. Thrifty
      Thrifty 1 March 2021 07: 24
      +6
      And then they will turn on the back, and abandon their own promises, when this aviation miracle will be easily tracked by modern air defense systems at long flight ranges.
      1. Nikolaevich I
        Nikolaevich I 1 March 2021 07: 51
        +2
        Quote: Thrifty
        And then they turn on the back, and give up their own promises

        Duc, "garbage war ... most importantly, maneuvers ..."! Maybe they are specifically "breaking gum" so that the expensive PAK YES program would be launched in the Russian Federation !? As it was with SDI!
        1. Vladimir Mashkov
          Vladimir Mashkov 1 March 2021 14: 40
          +4
          "an aircraft that can easily overcome any existing and future air defense system."
          Americans intimidate and make everyone laugh once again! Surely the B-21 will be the same "invisible" and will be just as "easy to overcome the air defense" as the previous super-duper F-117 and F-35. Jokers! The main thing is to scare. And everyone was "scared"! laughing
          1. ironic
            ironic 1 March 2021 22: 03
            -4
            Nobody knows what it will be, but no one has ever found the Penguin in Syria and Iraq without lenses. The 117th generally boasts a gorgeous combat career. One single downing and that, as they say, not thanks to, but in spite of and out of their own stupidity.
            1. akarfoxhound
              akarfoxhound 2 March 2021 16: 39
              +1
              In Iraq, at the very beginning of the "Tempest", the first 117th most invisible "invisible" was filled with the old Cube. Well, in Yugoslavia 2.
              1. ironic
                ironic 2 March 2021 18: 22
                -1
                No, the information about the losses of the F-117 in Iraq has not been confirmed, but in Yugoslavia, yes. And in Yugoslavia, in any case, it was not possible to capture it as a target. She was shot down in a clever way and only because the plane several times in a row flew strictly along the same route and at the same altitude and returned in the same way that was detected visually and the guidance was also performed non-standard, by the optical system. If such an incredible stupidity did not take place and it would not have been possible to bring him down.
                1. akarfoxhound
                  akarfoxhound 2 March 2021 22: 17
                  +1
                  On February 23, 1995, I had the good fortune to contemplate this invisible pepelats, "unconfirmed" by the hegemon, in a rather, even quite, "integral", albeit dented form after its gliding along the dunes. I will not describe the circumstances of my acquaintance with the iron, do not blame me
                  P.S. by the way, they knocked him down competently, and the minke whales there also substituted themselves very stupidly
                  1. ironic
                    ironic 2 March 2021 22: 28
                    -1
                    Well, it means they didn’t knock him down, otherwise he wouldn’t glide over the dunes, he would have laid a side in them in prepackaged form, or simply left a crater. Something you do not add up.
                    1. akarfoxhound
                      akarfoxhound 3 March 2021 07: 57
                      +1
                      What does not add up there? He had a job with a PMA, a rocket ruptured close, there are SUs (one or 2 I don't know), ejection (a device without a flashlight, by the way), flat planing, and that's all ... He is not the first in aviation in such a situation, he is not the last, there are enough precedents with similar consequences. And the minke whales worked "according to previously obtained intelligence", i.e. They thrashed at night in the place where the deployed air defense system stood during the day. The air defense missile system then took off (our very advising adviser to this apparatus and the servicing collective farm, well, very much insisted on this), did not go far, as soon as we could, the breaks in the desert at night can be seen, let in a couple, got the result. She took 911 of the flyer, at dawn they did not find iron in the dunes, the large peasant "himself" went to Baghdad, the small change "passing peasants" did not collect.
                      Somehow I wasn't going to prove this event to you, it's up to you, you won't read it in the magazines, at first I also thought that it was a model, but hr. There! Shabby, somewhere handicraft twisted and aligned in place, but real. From what "prepackaged" state this Lego was collected - also not in the know, it looked quite nothing for a "fall". For the official confirmation by the sacred num- ber of their losses, I now have 25 years as "my head does not hurt."
                      1. ironic
                        ironic 4 March 2021 11: 31
                        -1
                        Again, it does not fit. The F-117 had very weak flight capabilities in free-planning mode. Even with the propulsion system, its flight was heavily controlled by electronics, due to the special shape of the hull. It could crash even if the flight control electronics were turned off. He could not plan without control on the dunes.
                      2. akarfoxhound
                        akarfoxhound 4 March 2021 18: 11
                        +1
                        My sight, I think, is better than yours, as well as memory. As a brick flies - at the department of aerodynamics I mastered the performance characteristics of an adversary - they ate the brain on tactics, I know how the "iron" flies.
                        How does it glide that it cannot fly without an engine - even in net behind the eyes (for those interested). For the sake of interest, the Su-7, Su-9, Su-15 (not TM) speed only on the glide path of 400-420, where the speed "clicked", and there it fell. And the same archival photos "on the belly in the corn" of those "glissed" - behind the eyes. Here's the side, what you have there converges - does not converge, honestly wink
                      3. ironic
                        ironic 4 March 2021 18: 28
                        -1
                        I don’t know, I don’t know. In tee year my vision was 1.2 confident. And as a child, I repeated the books to my parents in pages, and prose ... I've never had a chance to tell others that in spirit do not believe my eyes. Well, you compared the Su-7 and the fact that it could not fly without electronic correction at all and was clearly not sprinkled from the glide path. What is there with your memory, I can not say. Maybe something exploded next to you not long ... wink But history did not record the 117th shot down in Iraq, and your sideness will not add it to this very story. No.
                      4. akarfoxhound
                        akarfoxhound 4 March 2021 21: 16
                        +1
                        As you please. What was in the hangar - I saw it, this is mine, you should not be convinced of the problem, as well as the discussion of publicly available prose for aviation. You did not understand the example at all, the glide path is not a stage of the fall of those sides, this is an example of speeds close to evolutionary ones. The MiG-31 has a glide path speed of 400-420, the beginning of leveling 370-350, a landing 330, an evolutionary 450 (up to 10000m), a Su-15, 7 has a landing 400, and an evolutionary? wink
                        The planes did not fall from the glide path, is it on the belly? sad do not juggle nonsense, seriously.
                        For the outlook - the landing gear is produced on a circle on the KTA "traverse" or in alignment on the landing straight to the standard entrance to the glide path (12 km) at the same up to 15-17 (also not usually depends on conditions, especially at mountain airfields). When you have nimble on board, the last thing you do, losing intensely any height and speed anyway, is to climb to the landing gear crane (I hope there is no need to explain the reasons, including aerodynamic ones)
                        For control - a multi-channel duplicated SDU - this is not an intense decrease / fall with unmanageable boosters cut down. And if you think that a downed side is an all-applicable loss of control or an ala-topgan explosion - no comment.
                        No offense, I didn't want to smile and have a good evening!
                      5. ironic
                        ironic 5 March 2021 14: 40
                        -1
                        I read it. I thought I would see direct opposition to what I wrote, but I saw some confirmation that I understand everything correctly. One clarification, duplication by duplication, but the fact that AI even then helped to pilot a serviceable aircraft, and not a serviceable one without thrust, this is almost certainly ala top-gun and not a single Soviet / Russian aircraft is an example here, this still needs to be commented on and this is if we assume that the electronics were not damaged, and if damaged, then 100% top-gun. On the belly, he could appear not because, but only as an accident - despite what. But it hardly helped the 117th in a damaged condition, because the fact that he could enter the glide path with a damaged one and correctly extinguish the speed to landing, I do not believe from the word at all. For the rest, you have clarified my knowledge somewhere, but have not written anything fundamentally contradicting my theoretical ideas.
  • dauria
    dauria 2 March 2021 12: 48
    0
    Maybe they specially "break gum" so that the expensive PAK YES program would be launched in the Russian Federation?


    No, they do not break. They really urgently needed a long-range bomber. It is the distant one, not the strategist. Like our Tu-22m, or already the Chinese Tu-16.
    China has grown up, its fleet is hoo, so the Americans needed an airplane.
    But judging by the recent festivities of blacks in the United States, and the structure of trade between the United States and the PRC, they missed their time. "It's too late to drink Borjomi"
  • Lt. Air Force stock
    Lt. Air Force stock 1 March 2021 12: 05
    +1
    Recently I read about the B-21, they say that it will have air-to-air missiles, and the B-21 itself can, if necessary, perform the functions of an AWACS aircraft.
    1. Cowbra
      Cowbra 1 March 2021 12: 47
      +12
      Quote: Lt. air force reserve
      and the B-21 itself will be able, if necessary, to perform the functions of an AWACS aircraft.

      Well then, in general, hold me four. What the heck of a flying radar - stealth? !!!! If the plate shines across all ranges like a New Year's chandelier? !!!
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    3. tikhonov66
      tikhonov66 1 March 2021 13: 58
      +4
      "... It is noted that augmented reality technologies are used for production, which ... blah blah blah ... It is indicated that this is how" an aircraft is created that can easily overcome any existing and promising air defense system " ...
      ..."
      - ABOUT! Clear?
      - One has only to use the technology of "augmented reality" - immediately it turns out "to create an aircraft that can easily overcome any existing and promising air defense system" ...
      8-))
      - and what does not happen in that "augmented reality" !!!
      eight-))))
      - doctor, doctor, in my "augmented reality" - I am Napoleon!
      1. RealPilot
        RealPilot 1 March 2021 22: 01
        +1
        for production, augmented reality technologies are used, which make it possible to achieve ...

        Oh, and I have been for many years (and some of my students - generally every day laughing ) I use VIRTUAL reality, where victory always replaces victory, fuel never runs out, and my pilots, tankmen and soldiers have "super-duper missiles" (as quoted by great experts) and endless courage!
        Suitable for producing a "wow effect".

        Augmented reality is good, no doubt about it. Promising technology, interesting. And virtual simulators are also very useful ...
        But sometimes the line between truth and fiction draws mirages of omnipotence!
    4. akarfoxhound
      akarfoxhound 2 March 2021 16: 45
      0
      And also to put fields of PLO beacons in okiyans,
      thanks to powerful armor, storm the leading edge, transport 500 troops and go into Earth's orbit. The rest of the charms are classified by the Pentagon laughing
  • halpat
    halpat 1 March 2021 13: 57
    +4
    Here is a new overcoming only to attach to it and that's it ... goodbye to all the world's air defense.
    The Internet, with a bunch of experts / journalists, who never held a pistol cartridge in their hands, and just marginalized people of all sizes and stripes, has become a stinking cesspool.
  • mark1
    mark1 1 March 2021 07: 08
    +22
    The American dream is to fly wherever it is, and whatever happens for it.
    1. vargo
      vargo 1 March 2021 13: 06
      +2
      Act with impunity Yeah)
  • Doccor18
    Doccor18 1 March 2021 07: 25
    +11
    B-21 Raider bomber can easily overcome any air defense system

    Something reminded me of ... oh yes, another clumsy invisible goblin who was still seen and shot down ...
    1. ironic
      ironic 1 March 2021 22: 00
      -7
      Yeah, once and then thanks to the stupidity and the replacement of the aiming system with an optical one.
      1. abc_alex
        abc_alex 5 March 2021 09: 38
        +1
        Dear, well enough for you! The goblin has participated in only three (!) Military operations in his entire multi-year career. The first one scared and bombed drug lords in Southeast Asia, the second in Iraq and the third in Serbia. The rest is Hollywood. In none of these operations did he engage in a breakthrough of modern air defense systems. And nowhere has it shown more survivability than the same F-111. Wasn't he shot down in Iraq? Well, they didn't shoot down the 111 either. And they did real combat work, not demonstration flights. And they bombed them with the same bombs. And in Serbia, the 111s were not shot down either. The Serbs generally shot down only two planes: Goblin and F-16. And the Falcons in Serbia flew much more often than Goblins.
        The main secret of Grblins' invulnerability is that it was never used for its intended purpose, precisely as a "stealth" for a breakthrough systems Air defense. It was almost never used as a combat aircraft at all. His entire career, by and large, was spent in hangars and demonstration flights. And where it was used, it was either not needed at all (Iraq) or suffered losses comparable to conventional information security (Serbia).
        1. ironic
          ironic 5 March 2021 13: 58
          -2
          Shot down once and then by his own exceptional stupidity. The work was carried out by real combat. And you didn't use the main argumnt of your lyrics at all. It was necessary to write that he did not exist at all, and therefore invisible.
  • rocket757
    rocket757 1 March 2021 07: 39
    +2
    In the US Air Force: The B-21 Raider strategic bomber under construction can easily overcome any air defense system

    Is it really worth discussing?
    The same SDI as Reagan.
  • silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 1 March 2021 07: 53
    +5
    persuade themselves "we are terrible ... we can do everything ..." BUT life is not a computer game ... and the plane is invisible in one range ... shines like a Christmas tree in others ... and this is not about grenades of the wrong system ... sorry, the shape of the air collectors previously interfered ...
    As for the concept of a missile attack (and they also may not reach) of the deployment areas of air defense forces ... so it is not new ... they are improving attack weapons and in parallel work is underway to repel attacks))) ...
  • shinobi
    shinobi 1 March 2021 07: 54
    +3
    Well, we have already seen! About B-2 the same song was sung. About 35 I will not speak, the Yankees themselves consider it a failure.

    PS: At this stage of the development of material unity, the laws of physics do not allow making such an aircraft. To overcome air defense, at least 3 max speed is required. Any object at this speed glows like an ordinary incandescent light bulb and is detected by modern sensors from afar. Also, in the decimeter range it is simply not there are non-reflective materials, as well as completely absorbent. A deliberately failed project.
    1. Cananecat
      Cananecat 1 March 2021 08: 33
      +1
      And how many swings are needed to create plasma flows around the body?
      1. tikhonov66
        tikhonov66 1 March 2021 14: 02
        +2
        "... And how many swings are needed to create plasma flows around the body?
        ..."
        “Ah, Abram, I think I gave a blunder!”
        - Sarah! How could you give this old, nasty Mach ?!
        - No, Abram. I think I lost my wallet with money.
        “Oh, Sarah, you'd better give Mach.”
        8-)))
        1. ironic
          ironic 1 March 2021 21: 52
          -4
          - Rabinovich, have you won a million in the lotto? !!!
          - Actually, I didn't win, I lost, not in the lotto, but in preference and not a million, but a three ruble note ... lol
      2. ironic
        ironic 1 March 2021 21: 58
        -6
        Not swings, but puffs of dope and not around the body, but around the topic and not plasma, but gigdophobic masturbation.
      3. shinobi
        shinobi 2 March 2021 01: 21
        +1
        Depends on the density of the medium. At an altitude of 1-2 km, it is 4-5max.
    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 1 March 2021 22: 18
      +4
      The B-21 will be subsonic, like the B-2.
  • RUSLAN
    RUSLAN 1 March 2021 07: 56
    +3
    They haven't even gone into production yet, but they are already modernizing ...
    1. ironic
      ironic 1 March 2021 21: 47
      -5
      From and I wonder who translated it and where it came from.
  • Wedmak
    Wedmak 1 March 2021 08: 04
    +4
    a statement by the American Lieutenant General Duke Richardson, who claims that the aircraft has gone through a major upgrade.

    How can an aircraft in development be upgraded? So tell me that you fixed a serious jamb of the design.
    1. ironic
      ironic 1 March 2021 21: 48
      -5
      This probably needs to be translated into modernization and covered with stealth for invisibility.
  • Nitarius
    Nitarius 1 March 2021 08: 05
    +1
    )) for Radars .. but for the eye))) that you can’t hit with a grenade launcher)? .. well damn jokers
    1. ironic
      ironic 1 March 2021 21: 48
      -7
      From the Berdank. From three meters, any stealth will surely beat you. wink
  • Russs05
    Russs05 1 March 2021 08: 05
    +4
    It's time for Americans to stop watching their Hollywood blockbusters, otherwise they may not get out of augmented reality.
    1. Wedmak
      Wedmak 1 March 2021 08: 09
      +2
      No-no-no ... let them watch. Fizzle out faster, spending billions on "empty" projects, and not on something serious and really dangerous.
      1. Mountain shooter
        Mountain shooter 1 March 2021 08: 26
        +2
        Quote: Wedmak

        No-no-no ... let them watch. Fizzle out faster, spending billions on "empty" projects

        Alas, they will print as much as they like. 80% of what is printed is "sorbed" by the world economy ... Roughly speaking, goods are being transported, and in exchange - green beads ... Otherwise, inflation would have devoured them long ago. Another thing is that the stated goals cannot be achieved. After all, we also have a meter-band station. And for them all these coatings are about nothing. They see the object "as a whole" ...
        1. Wedmak
          Wedmak 1 March 2021 08: 29
          +3
          Not everything is so sad. In addition to green papers, resources are also spent: human, rare earth, and temporary. Well, if everything collapses, the owner of the printing press will be at the very bottom.
    2. ironic
      ironic 1 March 2021 21: 49
      -5
      Is this one that is completely incomprehensible? wink
  • sleeve
    sleeve 1 March 2021 08: 14
    +1
    "passive camouflage" for aviation is like a dead end. New physical principles, hypersound, powerful EW system of directional suppression. And this is a collective farm, with air defense breakthroughs at all. "Wings" as a platform for long-range hypersound. This is tomorrow ...
  • rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 1 March 2021 08: 27
    +1
    B-21 Raider can easily overcome any air defense system
    In the past years, similar statements have already been made, which in fact turned out to be zilch. But how to call it? Advertising, complacency, "intimidation" of the enemy ... let the Americans decide it. But it was explained to them more than once at briefings by military attaches that Russian air defense systems not only see, but are also ready to shoot down if necessary.
    1. tikhonov66
      tikhonov66 1 March 2021 14: 05
      +1
      "... In the past years, similar statements have already sounded, which in fact turned out to be zilch. But how to call it?
      ..."
      - Saw, Shura, saw. There inside - they are golden ...
  • mojohed2012
    mojohed2012 1 March 2021 08: 39
    +3
    Why should the missile carriers themselves "break through the enemy's air defense zones"?
    If the missiles have long had such launch ranges that you can take off over your territory or in neutral waters and hit the enemy without risking the carrier from air defense systems (alas, from the Air Force).
    Or is the USA on riders going to carry bombs to us in order to bomb flying directly over the targets?
    The statement voiced in the article is strange and ridiculous!
    1. bk0010
      bk0010 1 March 2021 21: 22
      0
      Quote: mojohed2012
      Why should the missile carriers themselves "break through the enemy's air defense zones"?
      To find where to shoot these missiles. B-2, for example, was supposed to hunt the Topols in Siberia.
      1. mojohed2012
        mojohed2012 2 March 2021 07: 24
        0
        And so it seems: this clumsy wing flies across the sky low-low (even if they did not even notice it when entering the radar and air defense zone - an assumption), and the navigator looks out for what to bomb below. And below there were spruces, pines and birches, and here, like bang ... and there is no raider ...
    2. abc_alex
      abc_alex 5 March 2021 09: 42
      0
      Quote: mojohed2012
      Why should the missile carriers themselves "break through the enemy's air defense zones"?

      This is the Big Secret of Lohokid Martin. Why, in the presence of cruise missiles with a launch range of several thousand kilometers, fence an aircraft designed for bombing with cast iron. But this is how they are, here ...
  • ksv36
    ksv36 1 March 2021 09: 57
    0
    Quote: mojohed2012
    Or is the USA on riders going to carry bombs to us in order to bomb flying directly over the targets?

    Not to us. Take it easy. This prodigy for Africa, Afghanistan and the like. For those who do not have air defense. For us, he is even afraid to think, but not to build. And modernize. wink
    1. Wedmak
      Wedmak 2 March 2021 06: 30
      0
      This prodigy for Africa, Afghanistan and the like

      For these countries, they have a B-52N, which will apparently serve up to 100 years. And if they nevertheless push their strength and replace his engines, then it will simply be a record holder for longevity.
    2. abc_alex
      abc_alex 5 March 2021 09: 46
      0
      Quote: ksv36
      Quote: mojohed2012
      Or is the USA on riders going to carry bombs to us in order to bomb flying directly over the targets?

      Not to us. Take it easy. This prodigy for Africa, Afghanistan and the like. For those who do not have air defense. For us, he is even afraid to think, but not to build. And modernize. wink

      The funny thing is that for Africa and Afghanistan, US officials do not use "stealth". There are enough 16s, 111s, well, as a last resort, Lancer will be rushed. And drones, of course.
  • grandfather_Kostya
    grandfather_Kostya 1 March 2021 10: 07
    0
    B-21 Raider can easily overcome any air defense system

    Is "no labor" lying on the couch?
  • tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 1 March 2021 10: 41
    +3
    No matter how flying Zymwalt turned out. They have experience! tongue
  • 501Legion
    501Legion 1 March 2021 15: 24
    0
    he will not overcome anything, he simply will not enter the air defense zone.
  • zenion
    zenion 1 March 2021 19: 47
    +1
    The main thing is that he must be photogenic!
  • ironic
    ironic 1 March 2021 21: 45
    -4
    Modernization? Is it going to be mass-produced yet? Who translated it? That Google again ...
  • Prisoner
    Prisoner 2 March 2021 08: 04
    0
    Yea Yea. And he can also swim under water, move by rail and fly into space. Yes, it will still be able to act as a coffee machine.
  • sinoptic
    sinoptic 2 March 2021 09: 20
    0
    Again American-non-British tales.
    The USA is the only country that tells everyone fairy tales, and then, in order to save face, climbs over the edge, trying to realize everything that was promised. This is where the technological advantage comes from - you can do anything you want, and it doesn't matter what the crap came out in the end - the main thing is beautifully said, and in the heads of politicians there are beautiful castles in the air and invincible armies.
  • AICO
    AICO 3 March 2021 12: 47
    0
    Yours, this killer wed..y - until the first shot down on the approach to the border, the stench will be like a can of rotten yogurt !!!
  • alexander ivanov_9
    alexander ivanov_9 5 March 2021 09: 55
    0
    what attempts the United States has, the Sky-M radar complex is capable of detecting targets at a range of 10 to 800 km (all-round view) and from 10 to 1800 km (sector view). The station can track both large and small objects made using stealth technology. The incentive for improving the radar intelligence of the Russian Federation is the efforts of foreign states (primarily the United States) to create stealth aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles. So, over the past 40 years, the United States has been actively developing stealth technologies, which are designed to provide an invisible approach to the enemy's lines for the radar. radar reconnaissance of the Russian Federation is capable of detecting almost all types of air targets, including the American fifth-generation fighters F-22 and F-35, stealth aircraft (in particular, the strategic bomber B-2 Spirit) and objects flying at extremely low altitudes. Even the newest American planes will not hide "Sky-M". The Ministry of Defense attaches great importance to the development of the radar, because these are the eyes and ears of the Aerospace Forces. The advantages of the newest stations, which are now entering service, are long range, high noise immunity and mobility ",
  • Viktor Sergeev
    Viktor Sergeev 6 March 2021 21: 09
    0
    Yeah, it will overcome like a burning car. Are they reassuring themselves or are they making money for a new wunderwafe?