WARFARE EVOLUTION BLOG: The primary measure of stealth, or low observability (LO), is the radar cross section (RCS) of the target, whether it’s aircraft, missiles, or ships. The radar pulse goes out from the transmitter, hits the target, and bounces back. The radar receiver measures the energy in the return signal in decibel (db) units, but that’s a hard way for normal people to visualize the size of a target. So, we must convert db to square meters (m2) to get the picture.
ST. LOUIS. The U.S. Air Force and Boeing completed all F-22 Raptor Mission Training Centers upgrades with the high-fidelity Constant Resolution Visual System (CRVS). Final installations of the high resolution imagery system into the F-22 simulators were done at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida.
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