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Thursday, May 10, 2012

UV Stealth Technology for Navy Jet Aircraft

[F-35 Lightning II]US Navy combat aircraft could one day be able to swallow the UV rays that highlight their presence on radar screens, if the Pentagon's plans to get such technology developed come to fruition.

The Pentagon's called on defence manufacturers to come up with a system that can deal with ultra violet energy in broadly the same way that present-day stealth aircraft scatter radar waves.

In its own words, it's after a ‘UV obscurant device' capable of being ‘dispersed from an aircraft' that can work alongside the suite of countermeasures already in use, such as infrared flare releasers.

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