[IMRA: For the 4 July article in Russian in Gazeta.ru cited in this report
US ‘Stealth’ Bombers Can’t Hide From Russian Anti-Aircraft Missiles
SputnikNews Military & Intelligence 17:50 05.07.2015(updated 18:01
Russian anti-aircraft missiles can detect and hit US stealth bombers, Major
General Sergei Babakov said, according to Gazeta.ru.
Neither the Northdrop B-2 Spirit Stealth bomber nor Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk
can fly undetected from Russian missiles, said Babakov, the head of Russia’s
anti-aircraft missile troops.
“The American ‘stealth’ planes are a publicity stunt. Even our older R-118s
are capable of detecting F-117 [Nighthawks]. So, nobody has the hat of
invisibility yet,” the Major General said.
Babakov also added that official trials of extended range missiles for
advanced S-400 Triumf air defense systems are in the final stage.
The S-400 Triumf (SA-21 Growler) is a next-generation Russian anti-aircraft
weapon system, carrying three different types of missiles capable of
destroying aerial targets at short-to-extremely long range.
Russia is currently undergoing a $325-billion rearmament program for a
70-percent modernization in its military’s weaponry by 2020.