Russia’s Ruselectronics claims to have developed a new material capable of absorbing up to 95 percent of radar electromagnetic radiation.

The company’s Central Design Bureau of Special Radio Materials has developed the lightweight fiberglass material with a metal core to manufacture engine compressor blades. Roving

Russia Claims Stealth Material Success

“The modern military aircraft engineering has faced the issue of development of a radar-absorbing structural material long ago,” general director Aleksey Dymovskikh said .

“The existing types of stealth aircraft coatings require regular restoration, while the lower-reflectivity fiberglass is maintenance-free,” he explained.

“Our prototypes have already successfully passed the required factory tests.”

US stealth technology is more advanced than Russian versions as the F-35 aircraft stealth coating requires less maintenance than the earlier Lockheed Martin F-117 and Northrop Grumman B-2, according to Flight Global.

Ruselectronics has not disclosed the aircraft intended for the material. 

Moscow currently operates the Su-57 as its sole stealth aircraft, expecting to have a total of 22 by late 2024, according to state-owned  TASS . Another Russian stealth fighter, the Su-75 Checkmate, is under-development.

Russia Claims Stealth Material Success

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