Thursday, November 02, 2006

Pluck it

The Star's Bill Taylor mourns the stealth fighter, now declared obsolete. Taylor seems naive about the reason why the stealth technology is no longer cutting edge. He should check the Star's library. Here's the reason: at least one of these planes was shot down by the Serbs during the Kosovo bombing campaign. Billions of dollars worth of secrecy became a pile of very valuable junk -- computer technology, alloys and the like -- that, I'm sure, fetched a very nice price from the Chinese and, if they could afford it, the Russians. Since then, the stealth was yesterday's tech.
Here's Taylor:

http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1162421411280&call_pageid=968332188492&col=968793972154&t=TS_Home

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