People's Liberation Army Air Force : News & Discussions

Scary indeed if you don't have F-35 or F-22 in your air force. Even a flight of SH with a Growler in their flight would have no issue taking it out.
We have Rafale to take on J-20 and J-16. Rafale with Meteor and MICA-IR is a great leveller. As @Picdelamirand-oil said in the other thread, with ACT Rafale's frontal RCS is just -37dBsm, that's literally VLO. So even though we won't be able to dominate PLAAF, we can hold fort. We need more Rafales and hopefully Su-60MKI in future to keep PLAAF in check.
 
We have Rafale to take on J-20 and J-16. Rafale with Meteor and MICA-IR is a great leveller. As @Picdelamirand-oil said in the other thread, with ACT Rafale's frontal RCS is just -37dBsm, that's literally VLO. So even though we won't be able to dominate PLAAF, we can hold fort. We need more Rafales and hopefully Su-60MKI in future to keep PLAAF in check.

It drops down by -10dBsm with external weapons though. So Rafale in the current configuration is not competitive with the F-22 and J-20. Gotta wait for F5 and drones.