A new military airframe will be in service for about 30 years. A new generation of radar signal processor comes along every 3-5 years. Any stealth characteristics you design into an airframe will be obsolete for 80% of its service life—and hamper other aspects of performance. https://t.co/z0GEyt01E8
— Charlie Stross (@cstross) June 14, 2022
Eh, none of this is really true. I do agree there is too much emphasis on stealth when most of it should now be on drones and the like, but rarely do adversaries have the latest equipment in all the right places, either. And stealth isn’t all or nothing — it’s a spectrum.
If it takes 10 seconds longer to get a missile lock, that’s 10 seconds more for you to get away. This is another clueless take by someone who knows little to nothing.