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    Russian anti-aircraft missiles can detect and hit US stealth bombers, Major General Sergei Babakov said, according to Gazeta.ru.

    US ‘Stealth’ Bombers Can’t Hide From Russian Anti-Aircraft Missiles

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    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.  

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    anti-aircraft missiles, Stealth bomber, B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber, Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk, S-400, United States, Russia
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