Skip to comments.Russia develops own stealth technology
Posted on 10/25/2005 4:37:44 PM PDT by Flavius
MOSCOW, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Russia is developing stealth aircraft that use plasma screens to disperse radar waves, MosNews reported Monday.
Anatoly Koroteyev, the head of the Keddysh Research Center, said a mobile plasma generator creates a plasma screen that disperses radar. That differs from U.S. stealth technology, which designs aircraft wings and fuselages to reflect radar, he said.
Koroteyev said plasma screen technology can be used on any aircraft, including older models and that it is far less expensive than the stealth technology used on U.S. aircraft.
Curious...the Russians have always been clever with inexpensive solutions to complex problems...and remember, it was a Russian mathematician that came up with the equations for which US stealth tech is based.
I would think that Plasma would be too expensive and not very dependable in such an application.
I wonder if thet are using small nuclear energy sources as they have in their satellites for decades? This would probably get by the need for lots of energy.
I would think that the plane would not be very aerodynamic after mounting all those plasma screens.
Yeah right! I'm not about to try that "candle in a microwave" experiment, I saw Steven Segall destroy
a battleship like that once.
Imagine, a third-world country with first-world science. It boggles the mind.
Yeah, but any plasma TV bigger than 42 inches is just too expensive...
Doesn't seem very stealthy if, rather than heat or radar reflections, it gives off a massive electromagnetic signature...
Any idea how they might get around that?
Hmmmm...big claims! let's see the evidence, Russia.
Nahh, I see guys lining up downtown to sell it for $10 a bag.
maybe they use a stealthy electromagnetic flux capacitor, doc.
Interesting because I had a similar idea 20 years ago for defeating police radar.
They stole technology from Moose and Squirrel.
really??? How many channels can they get.
Yep, plus apparently the extension cord is 12,000 miles long. That ain't going to be cheap...
Stealth is great...but if you can't do anything to limit you IR signiture (and if you are using plasma that is one helluva signiture I imagine) you are just a big target for an IR missile.
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