Roselektronika has created a stealth material for aircraft that absorbs 95% of radar radiationMOSCOW, 30 Mar — RIA Novosti.
Prototypes of the latest stealth material for aircraft have been created in Russia, the Rostec State Corporation reported .
"Roselectronics Holding of Rostec State Corporation has created prototypes of a fundamentally new material capable of absorbing radio waves in a wide frequency range. Thanks to the base of glass threads with a metal core, the thin-layer material can be used for the manufacture of aircraft parts. Such a design solution has been proposed for the first time for stealth material," the corporation said.
According to data from open sources, now only radio-absorbing coatings are used in combat aviation, which are not a structural element, but are applied from above.
"Due to its exceptional characteristics, the new material absorbs up to 95% of the incident electromagnetic radiation of radars and significantly complicates the detection of an aerial object using radar," Rostec noted.
The new radio–absorbing material consists of several layers of fiberglass interconnected, it is based on thin threads with a metal core in glass insulation.
The stealth material was developed by the Central Design Bureau of Special Radio Materials (part of Roselektronika) for the manufacture of engine compressor blades - one of the most noticeable parts in the aircraft in the radar range.
As the general director of the design bureau Alexey Dymovskikh noted, the problem of creating a structural radio-absorbing material has long been in the military aircraft industry.
According to him, the prototypes have already successfully passed the necessary factory tests.