South Korea has developed its first anti-radar camouflage paint for warships, fighter jets and tanks, which will allow them to avoid detection.
Korean Center stealth technology at the Institute of Oceanology, showed the latest «stealth paint» at the exhibition International Naval & Defense Industry Exhibition in Busan.
Stealth technology has been recognized as one of the main reasons that increase the survival of troops during the fighting, and many countries in real time developing similar technologies, design solutions and materials.
During the exhibition, which brought together representatives of 1,590 companies from 55 nations of the world, military bureaucrats from such countries as the U.S. and China, which are painstakingly kept secret for their own stealth technology, showed attention to the Korean anti-radar paint.
Developers paint showed that the coated iron sheet it absorbs up to 99 percent of the radar waves.
The paint is not so long ago, has been certified for 11 categories in Korea, and is expected to be first used in marine weapon systems, as South Korea is home to three large global shipbuilding companies.
Radar-absorbent material — this is one of the anti-detector techniques, which reduces the effective surface reflection (EPO) of the object, and is more effective when used in combination with other qualities. For example, a warship with special flat surfaces will reflect radar waves directly in working towards their source, allowing the vessel to hide profile. Since the radar — this is the most difficult form to avoid detection, radar invisibility effect is usually achieved by reducing the EPO object to the background noise level.
U.S., which are leaders in the field of stealth technology, have already shown their development of the F-35 and F-22, also in the B-2 bomber. A U.S. Navy recently revealed his plans to create a Zumwalt-class ships with a special hull form optimized for stealth, and plans to send three such vessel to serve in the Pacific.
China builds its own experimental stealth fighters such as the J-20 and J-31, also stealth detecting radar to counter U.S. stealth fighter jets, and plans to expand their implementation in the coming couple of years.
North Korea is also rumored to have their own stealth aircraft capable of sucking radar waves, but experts cast swing her ability as an isolated communist country to create the necessary materials for this.