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    I do agree that the RN sometimes has a rather baffling manner in prioritising funding.
     
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    The article neglects to mention just how close the F117 was to the SAM site that took it down. The radar was able to detect "Something Wicked" at 23km thats about 14 miles and attack at 13km. For aircraft that's proverbial spitting distance.
     
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    That sounds like typical interception range. The S-125 has actually only a max range of like 25km while the relevant no-escape area of the S-125 is way lower than that of course.
     
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    The radar is capable of more. But the stealth did have an effect. Again it had to be close. And F117 lacked any defences compared to the more modern F22, F35 even updated B2 It had no RWR or decoy system even chalf and flares.
     
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    it's actually interesting
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    Germany muddles through another NATO shindig https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2019/04/05/germany-muddles-through-another-nato-shindig/
     
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    I've recently followed the Merlins story at defence24.pl, now noticed this text in English so I share it
    AW101s for the Polish Navy: It’s Only the Beginning https://www.defence24.com/aw101s-for-the-polish-navy-its-only-the-beginning
     
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