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.

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    53 months ago

    They also claimed to have “quantum” phased radar. Until we see it in Janes or other OSINT it isn’t credible.

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      23 months ago

      Meh plasma could in theory be a very good radar absorber. Plasma stealth isn’t just buzzwords necessarily. A myth possibly.

      Whether they got it working in practice is dubious though, it’s an extremely hard engineering challenge. Interesting if true, unlikely given it’s being announced.

      Light phasing is already concerned with quantum effects so without seeing the actual claim I mean… Anyone could basically claim that lol.

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    13 months ago

    the new technology can target specific areas like the radar dome or cockpit

    If you can’t make the whole plane with angled surfaces, at least add a cover to the rounded parts. Makes sense.

    Still an interesting move to cover the radar dome with radar absorbing plasma, effectively blinding the plane itself…

    Called the “closed electron beam plasma stealth device,” it can be activated quickly

    …but if it can also be de-activated quickly, then it could make sense.