New plasma stealth device targets specific areas, not entire aircraft.

According to a recent report from the South China Morning Post, Chinese scientists and engineers claim to have developed a plasma stealth device for military aircraft that is capable of rendering nearly any such aircraft undetectable by radar.

  • @TheOSINTguy@sh.itjust.works
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    3 months ago

    For those wondering, that is a american F-35A in the picture.

    Edit: Also why do people assume stealth means invisable, there not the same thing.

  • @SturgiesYrFase
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    233 months ago

    Bet they shine like the noon sun in IR though

    • teft
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      233 months ago

      Knowing the Chinese tendency to lie massage the truth this thing is probably only radar transparent in one frequency and lit up like a beacon in all other frequencies.

      • @subverted_per@sh.itjust.works
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        43 months ago

        Well yeah, that was my first thought. They coat a part of the plane with a radioactive isotope. It would have to be a lot of the stuff to ionize enough air around the part to hide it from radar. Considering that the plane is flying, and the air around it doesn’t sit still I would guess that in certain frequencies it would be bright as the sun. If this thing works as stated I wouldn’t get close to that thing without a decent amount of concrete between us.

  • TubeTalkerX
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    183 months ago

    [USA]
    Chinese Invisible fighter jet? At this time of year! At this time of day! In this part of the world! Localized entirely within your Country?!?

    [China]
    Yes.

    [USA]
    May I see it?

    [China]
    No.