Footage of a Chinese satellite tracking an American F-22 fighter has appeared on the Internet.

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Footage of a Chinese satellite tracking an American F-22 fighter has appeared on the Internet.

The lenses of the Jilin-1 reconnaissance satellite, owned by the People's Liberation Army of China (PLA), were able to discern the stealth US combat aircraft F-22 Raptor, manufactured by the American defense corporation Lockheed Martin. The spacecraft observes and guides the detected target.


Footage of a Chinese satellite tracking an American F-22 fighter has appeared on the Chinese segment of the Internet. In the video you can see that the device manages to capture and guide the target.


It is noteworthy that the aircraft is not being monitored by another aircraft, a ground station or a drone, but by a spacecraft. True, there has not yet been any official information about this case from the Chinese military, so it is impossible to give a 100% guarantee of the authenticity of the footage.

Actually, the PLA command takes the American aviation and developing ways to counter it. They pay much attention, in particular, to the F-22 Raptor fighter.

Thus, in the spring of this year, the Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported that Chinese defense industry specialists had developed a technology for detecting these stealthy American aircraft. The material stated that the new equipment is capable of increasing the signal power of the F-60, F-22 and the B-35, which has not yet been adopted into service, by 21 thousand times. The technology for detecting stealth fighters in the infrared spectrum, the publication claims, has the ability to “see” this equipment at a distance of up to 300 kilometers.

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  1. 0
    10 June 2024 17: 44
    Well done Chinese, when will the Russian Federation have such satellites?
    1. -4
      10 June 2024 17: 48
      Quote: opuonmed
      Well done Chinese, when will the Russian Federation have such satellites?

      All these invisibles are made invisible only from the ground or from another aircraft. The upper part of the airframe is made without taking into account radio signature. Therefore, any satellite with a radar will be able to see all such aircraft without problems. The F-35 is already covered on top. But also at a minimum.
      1. +5
        10 June 2024 18: 07
        “Therefore, any satellite with a radar will be able to see all such aircraft without problems” ///
        ----
        Stealth coating is applied evenly on all sides
        the same thickness.
        Aircraft shape: stealth - from all angles.
        The Chinese satellite does not have a radar, but an optical infrared system.
        1. +7
          10 June 2024 19: 07
          Stealth against the ground doesn't work at all. Even if we assume that the coating absorbs all radiation, then from the radar point of view a through hole will move across the surface of the earth.
          Well, evenly applied coating from above is visible better, since the cross-sectional area is an order of magnitude larger.
          Are you afraid that the Chinese will start transmitting data to the Iranians to your super stealth devices? laughing
        2. +4
          10 June 2024 21: 08
          Quote: voyaka uh
          Aircraft shape: stealth - from all angles.
          The aircraft's coating absorbs only part of the radar radiation, the rest of the stealth is achieved due to the materials from which the aircraft is made and the shape of the aircraft itself (reflect radar radiation to the side, upward, etc.) The shape of the aircraft from the point of view of stealth - from the front the aircraft has the smallest ESR (Effective area scattering). From other angles, the ESR only increases. From above or below, the F-22 is most visible to radar.
      2. +1
        10 June 2024 18: 10
        Not necessarily "with radar".
        Almost all space reconnaissance satellites do not have radar. The radar requires a fairly powerful energy source, which is difficult to do for a satellite.
        You need good optics and good software, and the plane can be tracked optically. Without any radars, in a passive (hidden) mode, without informing the target that it is being watched.
        True, with a radar it is faster to find a target. But once they’ve already found it, optics are enough.
        1. +2
          10 June 2024 19: 12
          Quote: Shurik70
          The radar requires a fairly powerful energy source, which is difficult to do for a satellite.
          In space, solar panels work much better than on earth; almost all panels produce 300 watts per meter. Modern telecommunications satellites have a power of about 15 kW. And one more thing, if you do not penetrate the atmosphere, and above 1 km it is practically absent, then power is not needed at all because there is almost no signal attenuation.
          1. 0
            10 June 2024 23: 56
            Modern telecommunications satellites

            this is not a radar.
            1. 0
              11 June 2024 11: 02
              exactly, but there 1 satellite covers the territory of our entire vast homeland with 10-15 antennas, and the radar requires 1 narrow beam. Once again, there is no atmosphere in space, so there is a lot of energy from the sun there.
        2. 0
          10 June 2024 23: 55
          enough optics

          What if it flies into a cloud?
        3. +1
          11 June 2024 01: 14
          Almost all space reconnaissance satellites do not have radar.

          nonsense, most reconnaissance satellites have synthetic aperture radar, the Americans have been launching them for 26 years

          for example, all intelligence. La Crosse series satellites - radar
    2. +2
      10 June 2024 17: 50
      Well done Chinese, when will the Russian Federation have such satellites?

      It is written that the authenticity of these photographs has not been confirmed.
      So it is not yet known whether this is a real photograph or computer graphics. soldier
      1. 0
        10 June 2024 22: 25
        Quote: credo
        Well done Chinese, when will the Russian Federation have such satellites?

        It is written that the authenticity of these photographs has not been confirmed.
        So it is not yet known whether this is a real photograph or computer graphics. soldier

        Or maybe they finally saw the American film “Under Siege 2: Dark Territory”?
        They showed the detection of aircraft from a satellite. True, they were F-117s and this is a movie.
    3. -4
      10 June 2024 17: 53
      Or maybe they already exist? Russia, like the Union, does not talk about its capabilities.
      Russian bloggers - Shmogers yes, but not the state
    4. +2
      10 June 2024 18: 02
      When the hucksters leave their places
    5. -3
      10 June 2024 18: 16
      Where does it come from that we don’t have them? From under the pan?
  2. +5
    10 June 2024 17: 47
    It seems that China really had two allies: the army and the navy. Now a third has been added to them - space technology...
  3. -10
    10 June 2024 17: 49
    Why these satellites?
    So let all sorts of NATO and China assemble a satellite for themselves, but Russia has no use for it.
    1. +5
      10 June 2024 18: 42
      Certainly! And tanks are of no use - cavalry is better! And instead of radars, it’s better to place a big-eyed soldier with a telescope every 10 versts!
  4. 0
    10 June 2024 17: 55
    There is little to see. What to destroy, if anything?
    1. +1
      10 June 2024 19: 03
      The Chinese recently tested an anti-aircraft missile with a range of 2000 km. Then there were questions about what to aim at such ranges. Apparently this is what
      https://topwar.ru/239371-kitaj-razrabotal-novuju-zenitnuju-raketu-sposobnuju-porazhat-celi-na-dalnosti-do-dvuh-tysjach-kilometrov.html
  5. +1
    10 June 2024 18: 17
    No.... well, the Chinese have completely lost their shores! We saw an invisible plane! No....they are lying, ask any liberal - he will confirm!
  6. +2
    10 June 2024 18: 28
    It is clear that the control and intelligence environment will catch up and level out all the tricks to camouflage objects!!!
    Everything invisible will become obvious until they come up with something new as a means of camouflage, hiding objects.
  7. +4
    10 June 2024 18: 31
    This is some kind of wrong Chinese satellite. wassat Unprofessional tracking of invisible American F22s. wassat It is said invisible, which means invisible and nonfiction to track. wassat
  8. 0
    10 June 2024 18: 34
    Eureka...Eureka...A very very promising news. wink Well done. Happy to hear the news - US is losing key edge in stealth warfare. The two key elements that can pose a threat to US air superiority - (a) Hypersonic weapons (b) Detection of US stealth aircraft. If we combine (a) and (b), that is (a) + (b) = US stealth aircrafts can be destroyed using hypersonic weapons. drinks
  9. +1
    10 June 2024 18: 37
    This is about the question of how far we are behind in the field of reconnaissance and target designation. Not only from America, but also from China. Not to mention the number of AWACS aircraft, at least in comparison with China! While our A-50 was flying over Crimea and Donbass, we still managed to shoot down something in the air - and now there are only isolated cases! Isn't it time to switch to AWACS airships? -Or we can’t even get into airships anymore?
  10. 0
    10 June 2024 18: 42
    My opinion is purely IMHO, even the Americans do not yet have such technologies. Perhaps this is their own Chinese fighter and captured the target at the given flight coordinates. My version is that this is our kind of “soft power” and the next injection will be from us, that the Chinese will provide us with satellite information during F-16 flights over Ukraine. In general, all means are good for propaganda for all parties.
  11. +3
    10 June 2024 18: 43
    Question for the experts. If a satellite can capture and guide an aircraft. Then at the same time I can transmit information to the air defense forces and they will be able to hit the aircraft without seeing it from the ground.
  12. +1
    10 June 2024 19: 16
    The video is bullshit, most likely: the speed of the satellite is 7.8 km/s, and the speed of the airplane is 0.7 km/s maximum. During the shooting, the satellite films as if it were flying at the same speed, just higher, although the shooting angle should constantly change.
  13. -2
    10 June 2024 20: 15
    Q.E.D. Trillions of dollars were poured into stealth technology and suddenly it turned out that they were clearly visible from satellites. And every year there will be more and more satellites))) I wish the mattress covers creative Uzbeks)))
    1. -2
      10 June 2024 21: 28
      We saw it from a satellite - what next?
      Air defense complex on the ground.
      But he still doesn’t see stealth with his radar. No target acquisition - no missile launch.
      This is the same as with meter range radars.
      They see F-22s and F-35s, but this does little to shoot them down.
      1. +3
        10 June 2024 21: 52
        Is it difficult or not very difficult to transmit information from a satellite to the ground online? The airfields where stealth aircraft are based have long been known to everyone who is interested. It can be carried out from the moment they rolled out of the shelter.
      2. +1
        10 June 2024 23: 34
        Does the satellite have the coordinates of the target?
        Moreover, they are accurate, and not like in the microwave range.
        Transmit coordinates online to the Earth's air defense complex, or even better, directly to the missile.
        The Chinese will cut it out within five years.
      3. 0
        11 June 2024 21: 04
        Can remote sensing satellites shoot video? The video is included in the post.
  14. 0
    10 June 2024 21: 38
    The opera house is visible. And then everyone is messing with us, no, no, no, invisible.))
    1. 0
      11 June 2024 19: 02
      invisibility was implied... in the form of a radar signal being reflected from it) visually it will not go ANYWHERE)
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  16. 0
    11 June 2024 07: 21
    It would also be nice to capture the F-35 good drinks
  17. 0
    11 June 2024 15: 36
    Today, all vital issues are solved with the help of high technology. But Russia, unfortunately, is very far behind in such matters. And if we do not soon find the courage to admit this problem and mobilize all our forces to solve it as quickly as possible, then we will have very big troubles.
  18. 0
    11 June 2024 19: 02
    a geostationary satellite is visible... constantly hanging)
  19. 0
    12 June 2024 14: 34
    There are still some doubts. The dark silhouette of a fighter jet is visible against the background of clouds. Against the background of the earth's surface, the silhouette is almost invisible. If we assume that the observation is carried out in the thermal (infrared) range of electromagnetic waves, then the difference in heating temperature of the glider and the earth's surface will be obvious. Perhaps from these images a specialist can even determine in what range the satellite equipment operates.
    Well, with a high degree of probability, the video has undergone some processing in order to hide the characteristics of reconnaissance equipment.
    Although it is possible that this is pure misconception.