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Colonel Medved specifically examines the idea, very popular in the US of recent, of using a fighter AESA radar to disable an incoming guided missile before impact, by damaging its internal electronics with intensive microwave illumination. April 13, 2008

http://www.ausairpower.net/APA-NOTAM-130408-1.phpl

APA's occasional and popular contributor Col Grisha Medved has returned with another analysis of Russian vs US weapons technology, which shows the Joint Strike Fighter and Super Hornet to be easy prey for the latest Russian fighters.

Colonel Medved specifically examines the idea, very popular in the US of recent, of using a fighter AESA radar to disable an incoming guided missile before impact, by damaging its internal electronics with intensive microwave illumination.

The question which could be asked of the suppliers of the fighters involved is "do you believe that you can successfully cripple an incoming missile using the microwave beam produced by the AESA radar?"

APA has provided a critical technical analysis which looks at Colonel Medved's claims in detail.

Carlo

Dr Carlo Kopp, MIEEE, SMAIAA, PEng
Defence Analyst and Consulting Engineer
Editor: Air Power Australia @ http://www.ausairpower.net