|Quoting Blackbird (Reply 1):|
I also think we need to have bombers like the B-1 and B-2 (Both, they have individual advantages -- one's very fast over the deck and highly agile, the other is barely visible at all on radar) at the ready as well... I know some will compare me to General Curtis Lemay, but the Russians need to know they'll pay if they do anything dangerous -- they're getting too bold lately, and it has me uncomfortable. Keep in mind Hugo Chavez has some of these babies (Tu-160's) based in Venezuela...
|Quoting Blackbird (Reply 1):|
Well, wouldn't it be wiser to keep at least some fighters/interceptors in the air at all times in positions where bombers would likely approach major cities, and have the tankers constantly flying orbits to keep refuelling these fighters as they go? If there's any F-22 squadrons on the south/east coast (like around the pan-handle) I think those should be especially used as they are incredibly fast, have great radars and can attack enemy planes largely without them even being aware (It's stealthy, it's got supercruise, it's radar is highly effective even passively, and it's radar's ability to rapidly spike in power level and then drop back can essentially get a track on the target before the adversary's sensors can "realize" it's been tracked, and the ability to perform silent AMRAAM launches in which the plane can guide the AMRAAM to the target silently allowing it to go active right on top of the target, giving them virtually no chance of escape) they've been attacked.*
|Quoting DL767captain (Reply 4):|
I'm just waiting for Russia to try to do this in the US and see how we react
|Quoting GDB (Reply 5):|
So how should it look in this case?
|Quoting Oroka (Reply 10):|
Every time a Russian bomber tests another countries airspace, it makes people nervous.
|Quoting Wvsuperhornet (Reply 2):|
Very doubtfull it will happen, the russians even know that have TU-160's so close to US airpower when they have the range to do it from Russian soil would be a waste of a good aircraft.
|Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 14):|
Has the rest of the media missed this story.
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