This is coolbert:
Stealth or not stealth? That is the question?
Thanks to yahoo/finance and the article by Kyle Mizokami.
"Oops! China's 'Stealth Ships' Aren’t So Stealthy After All"
"China's largest class of warships—once thought to be wholly resistant to radar detection—are actually quite visible to radar scans after all."
"The Houbei-class fast-attack boats, which bristle with anti-ship missiles, are easily seen in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) that remote sensing companies use, according to naval authority H.I. Sutton, author of the 'Covert Shores' blog. He has uncovered convincing evidence that the Type-022's radar-evading design is a myth."
ONE-QUARTER OF ALL CHINESE NAVAL COMBAT VESSELS THE TYPE 022 TYPE 022 CARRYING EIGHT ANTI-SHIP MISSILES WITH PRETTY GOOD RANGE AND SIGNIFICANT BANG STUFF. QUANTITY HAS A QUALITY ALL OF IT'S OWN!
My perception of stealth technology is that "stealth' in whatever form does not provide 100 % invisibility or protection. Just makes the warship [or plane for that matter] as MORE difficult to detect. Response time for the defender less.
"Potemkin: n. 2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) apparently impressive but actually sham or artificial"