Re: Russian plasma-based stealthing

From: Michael Lorrey (
Date: Fri Mar 23 2001 - 06:35:55 MST

Technotranscendence wrote:
> On Thursday, March 22, 2001 7:09 PM Michael Lorrey
> wrote:
> >
> > Russian scientists have announced development of a plasma shielding
> > technology they say is less expensive than western developed stealthing
> > technologies to 'cloak' aircraft from radar stations.
> Yeah, but does it look cool?:)
> It should not be surprising. I've heard that actual stealth technology,
> especially in terms of designs shaped to reflect signals in such ways as to
> minimize tracking, was actually based on Soviet research. the Soviets just
> never applied it.

As far as I know, the radar absorbing ferrous oxide polymers were
developed by a dentist in the US, and the rhombic geometry math was
developed by Lockheed. The Russians may have done something with the
curved surface stuff on a theoretical basis, but did not have the
computational ability to run it to a proof, AFAIK.

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