Friday, November 13, 2015

New Stealth Material Breakthrough Unveiled by Chinese Scientists

Lockheed Martin F-35
In this July 7, 2006 photo, the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is shown after it was unveiled in a ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas.

By Patrick Tucker
Planes and warships just got a lot harder to see with microwave radar.
      A group of scientists from China may have created a stealth material that could make future fighter jets very difficult to detect by some of today’s most cutting-edge anti-stealth radar.

The researchers developed a new material they say can defeat microwave radar at ultrahigh frequencies, or UHF. Such material is usually too thick to be applied to aircraft like fighter jets, but this new material is thin enough for military aircraft, ships, and other equipment. [...]

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