F22s are not used as standoff jammers.
Anyways it doesn't concern our core debate.
It doesn't, but not using jammers is the point. The F-22 uses stealth. It doesn't carry even an SPJ in fact.
But could Russia or China catch up?
Kicking the door down is the point of the Growler, but it does it with jamming, not stealth, or even quietly.
Why don't you give some examples to prove your point?? I am waiting.
There are two types of ARMs, once is light enough to be carried inside SAM rings without affecting performance of the aircraft, the other is standoff and is fired from outside the range of SAM rings. The lighter one gives more results hence why fighter jets typically carry such missiles, whereas the bigger and heavier ones are launched like cruise missiles.
Regardless of which missile is carried though, any fighter jet will abandon its payload to escape. The same is difficult with the Growler because its payload is too important, hence why it only performs standoff missions. Almost everything that makes the Growler the Growler is carried in pods. The USAF uses F-16CJ for SEAD/DEAD that involves penetrating SAM rings.
Again I would like some corroborating proofs. Any article or report on the aerodynamic performance of growlers in full load.
Have you ever seen a Growler carrying its payload? The answer will become evident the moment you see a picture.
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‘With the Russian pods, the Sukhoi is basically a transport aircraft,’ one of the scientists says.
And that's just with one wing-tip jammer.
I wonder why USN opted for greater cruise speed against all those advantages.
'Cause it was the only available replacement that's cheap and ensured commonality and can be thrown off a carrier. The USN didn't have a choice since they couldn't get funding for a more dedicated aircraft.
With new engines I think it could. Our requirements are not that high anyways as we are supposed to take growlers let us say to Bejeing for a strike mission.
Anyway, I am not talking about Growler for IN, I am talking about Growler for IAF. If IN goes for SH, then the Growler becomes an indispensible part of the strike force, else the SH is useless. But if IN goes for Rafale, then Growlers are not necessary. The point is no matter what engine you put on the Growler, it can't beat a business jet in either speed, payload or endurance, hence becomes an unnecessary option for the IAF.