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Question for you radar observers..
I've been looking at some of the new Navy ship "stealth" hull designs, like the soon to be USS Independence, a fast littoral ship.
They all have the angled plating and surfaces to make them a poor to zero radar target.
So how does this work when you're scanning your own radar at night or in the fog and one of them is in range? You see no target, I assume? Anyone been there? Is there a way a stealth ship who wants to be radar-visible can do it?
Just curious. With good radar and AIS, larger vessels are easy to detect. Without both (assume Navy doesn't broadcast AIS, or do they?), are you back in the foghorn days?