F-22 Raptor – the antithesis of the Chinese missile sent to Hoang Sa
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F-22 Raptor – the antithesis of the Chinese missile sent to Hoang Sa

America’s F-22 Raptor stealth fighter.

China’s defiant deployment of the HQ-9 air defense missile system to Woody Island in Vietnam’s Hoang Sa archipelago has increased tensions in the East Sea, fanning the risk of conflict in the region, causing the United States to

In case of war breaking out in this strategic sea, the US has a weapon on the spot that can effectively deal with the HQ-9 missile, which is the F-22 Raptor fighter, the ultimate stealth aircraft.

According to military analyst Dave Majumdar, HQ-9 is a quite powerful air defense system, combining the best features of the Russian S-300P missile and the American MIM-104 Patriot.

America’s 5th generation stealth fighter F-22 Raptor is the best choice to deal with HQ-9.

According to this combat concept, the F-22 will take advantage of its stealth advantage and forward flight speed to open the way, launching pre-emptive strikes to destroy enemy fighters and advanced air defense missile systems.

After North Korea launched a rocket to put a satellite into orbit, the US Air Force deployed a squadron of F-22 fighters to South Korea.

With this upgrade package, the F-22 not only improves its synthetic aperture radar map, geolocation capabilities and Small Diameter Bomb (SBD), but its combat awareness capabilities are also improved.

The F-22 Raptor can be equipped with AIM-9X Sidewinder and AIM-120D AMRAAM heat-seeking missiles and an automatic ground collision avoidance system.

F-22 Raptor - the antithesis of the Chinese missile sent to Hoang Sa

A Chinese HQ-9 missile system.

Thanks to its geolocation capabilities and synthetic aperture radar system, the F-22 can determine the exact location of mobile air defense systems like the HQ-9 and attack them from a relatively safe distance.

In fact, the F-22 can maintain a March 1.8+ speed without using afterburners.

Meanwhile, HQ-9’s Type 305B/YLC-2V reconnaissance radar station is considered bulky, consumes a lot of power, and is not capable of detecting advanced US stealth fighters.

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