Month: January 2014

Dangers of complex weapons

Increasingly complex aircraft are rendering air forces across the globe increasingly impotent; same problem also haunts armies and navies. Complex weapons are both more expensive and more prone to the cost growth than simpler weapons, as demonstrated by F-22, F-35,… Read More ›

Stealth in the air

Introduction While “stealth” is normally used as short for “radar stealth”, it actually means proper suppression of all following signatures: visual, radar, infrared, electromagnetic and sound. Stealth vs sensors Visual Visual stealth depends on several factors: airframe size and contrast,… Read More ›

2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 81,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at… Read More ›