Please get your facts straight. You guys that post from an emotional perspective rather than a rational perspective make all sorts of crazy statements.
That is, 'stealth' is a relative term. It simply means that a 'stealth' design will offer a reduced radar signature. Remember that the type of radar being used is the other part of the equation. High quality military advanced radar is one thing, and then there is the other end of the spectrum.
While airplanes are fairly easy to make stealthy in these last few decades, helicopters not so much PRIMARILY because they have 2 sets of turning blades that must be turning for the machine to fly. You may or may not know that even the turning blades of a jet engine on a fixed wing platform can present a higher radar signature. Thus, they 'hide' both the front end and back end of the engine, and they pay a performance penalty for hiding it thusly. In the case of a helicopter, they cannot hide the blades lest the machine becomes nonfunctional.
So when I say a stealth helicopter is impossible, I mean within the context of fixed wing stealth capability. They cannot hide those turning blades, and depending upon the radar being used, the helicopter will be seen when a fixed wing might not be.
I'm saying we don't really care what the Pakistanis like or don't like. We pretty much do what we want over there, and there are helicopters in the air all the time. Yes, there is an appearance of independence for those governments like Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan, but when it gets down to brass tacks, the 800 pound gorilla in the room has his way.
The helicopter piece at Abbottabad is just a stage prop meant to help deceive those easily deceived. The blades were not turning at impact, the rest of the helicopter is as invisible as "Osama's" dialysis machine, and it is a strange construct that fits on nothing in the US inventory.
I'm saying that stealth or not, as far as any Pakistani radar controller would have been concerned, the targets he saw, IF he could even see them because of the heavily mountainous terrain (it causes fits with radar coverage in case you didn't know), would have been just 2 more US helicopters going here and there. He might have been worried about high speed fixed wing inbound to Islamabad, but 2 more helicopters? Big deal.
Edited by Babe Ruth, 20 May 2013 - 08:04 PM.