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Russia develops own stealth technology
upi ^ | 10.24.05 | na

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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: stealth

1 posted on 10/25/2005 4:37:44 PM PDT by Flavius
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more bellow

http://www.aeronautics.ru/plasmamain.htm


2 posted on 10/25/2005 4:38:59 PM PDT by Flavius (Qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum")
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To: Flavius
This Romulan Russian cloaking device is backwards, the plasma was supposed to be the weapon.
3 posted on 10/25/2005 4:41:17 PM PDT by evolved_rage
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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.


4 posted on 10/25/2005 4:43:38 PM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis.")
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To: Flavius
Up you ruskies : )
5 posted on 10/25/2005 4:43:42 PM PDT by Flavius (Qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum")
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I would think that Plasma would be too expensive and not very dependable in such an application.


6 posted on 10/25/2005 4:45:49 PM PDT by aft_lizard (I oppose Miers, for the good of the Party and Conservatism, but not to the point of extremism.)
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To: Flavius

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.


7 posted on 10/25/2005 4:47:41 PM PDT by TexanToTheCore (Rock the pews, Baby)
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To: aft_lizard
I would think that Plasma would be too expensive and not very dependable in such an application.

I would think that the plane would not be very aerodynamic after mounting all those plasma screens.

LVM

8 posted on 10/25/2005 4:49:39 PM PDT by LasVegasMac ("God. Guts. Guns. I don't call 911." (bumper sticker))
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To: Flavius

Yeah right! I'm not about to try that "candle in a microwave" experiment, I saw Steven Segall destroy
a battleship like that once.

Nice try.


9 posted on 10/25/2005 4:50:18 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Flavius
I think it was in some Dostoyevsky novel that one of the characters observed that if someone gave a Russian a map of a completely uncharted area of the universe he'd return it the next day with corrections.

Imagine, a third-world country with first-world science. It boggles the mind.

10 posted on 10/25/2005 4:50:38 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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I was hoping someone would post a bigger picture of that.

Saaaaaaaaawwweeeeeeeeeeeeet!

Thanks.

LVM

11 posted on 10/25/2005 4:52:08 PM PDT by LasVegasMac ("God. Guts. Guns. I don't call 911." (bumper sticker))
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To: Flavius

Yeah, but any plasma TV bigger than 42 inches is just too expensive...


12 posted on 10/25/2005 4:57:57 PM PDT by pabianice
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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?


13 posted on 10/25/2005 4:58:19 PM PDT by wvobiwan (Liberal Slogan: "News maganizes don't kill people, Muslims do." - Ann Coulter)
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To: Flavius

Hmmmm...big claims! let's see the evidence, Russia.


14 posted on 10/25/2005 5:02:19 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: aft_lizard
I would think that Plasma would be too expensive

Nahh, I see guys lining up downtown to sell it for $10 a bag.

15 posted on 10/25/2005 5:12:46 PM PDT by elmer fudd
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To: wvobiwan

maybe they use a stealthy electromagnetic flux capacitor, doc.


16 posted on 10/25/2005 5:14:08 PM PDT by bigcat32
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To: Flavius

Interesting because I had a similar idea 20 years ago for defeating police radar.


17 posted on 10/25/2005 5:27:35 PM PDT by fso301
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They stole technology from Moose and Squirrel.


18 posted on 10/25/2005 5:46:26 PM PDT by coolconsideratemen ("All right Franklin, out with it - what new intrigue are you working on?")
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To: Flavius

really??? How many channels can they get.


19 posted on 10/25/2005 5:48:54 PM PDT by kentj
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To: pabianice

Yep, plus apparently the extension cord is 12,000 miles long. That ain't going to be cheap...


20 posted on 10/25/2005 6:33:43 PM PDT by Androcles (All your typos are belong to us)
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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.


21 posted on 10/26/2005 2:01:38 PM PDT by Blue Scourge (USAF....when it has to be blown up now, accept no substitute)
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