There's been a lot of ground breaking developments in the realm of meta-materials. And that has just been in the white world.
One could spend days researching and finding all kinds of intriguing info on them and other active camo. concepts on the net.
So, something that didn't work earlier is now working, and it can now make the aircraft seem invisible ?
I'm afraid I know very little about aircraft technology, but is that even possible, to make an aircraft seem invisible to the eye, or are you talking
about something electronic, like RCS and radar return
They were using optical camouflage on a 2 meter unmanned test aircraft at 2,000 feet in 2007. The way they did it was quickly classified, but it
doesn't work on an F-22 so the few that had it, had it removed after trying it.
Would it be reasonable to assume they may have perfected it since 2007 then ? Can such a thing work on a fighter aircraft. I mean, a small aircraft
is quite hard to see a few thousand feet up and moving fast anyway, so if it has optical camouflage you are pretty much never going to see it until
it's to late, is that about right.
"Quickly classified" means it went black I guess
I can't tell what kind of planes they were although it sounds like everyone has settled on the F-22. What I can tell you is the F-22 has a very
distinctive whine or whistle when at slower speeds. You can always tell the F-22 by the sound, even when I can't see it. Sort of like the A-10 has a
very distinct turbine sound.
I guess it wouldn't be much use anyway if you are travelling at near mach 2 and engines screaming. But, I can see where such a thing would be very
useful on a slow moving, very quite, drone like aircraft, going in a straight line doing low level surveillance maybe. Can such technology be applied
to any aircraft, i.e a blimp
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