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    The very latest one is probably classified.


    Most stealth techs all work about the same, though. Just build the aircraft out of flat surfaces instead of rounded surfaces.


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    Quote Originally Posted by knowsci View Post
    what is the latest stealth technology currently in development?
    Beyond any doubt, making solid objects, even great big ones, "invisible" to the eye. It's been done with a tank! The process being worked on involves, as I understand it, placing an enormous number of forward-facing LED-like devices which are illuminated by rearward-looking sensors, tiny CMOS devices, which "paint" a view on the front of the object of the actual view behind it.

    Crazy? Tax dollars being effectively used, as usual! jocular
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    Quote Originally Posted by jocular View Post
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    what is the latest stealth technology currently in development?
    Beyond any doubt, making solid objects, even great big ones, "invisible" to the eye. It's been done with a tank! The process being worked on involves, as I understand it, placing an enormous number of forward-facing LED-like devices which are illuminated by rearward-looking sensors, tiny CMOS devices, which "paint" a view on the front of the object of the actual view behind it.

    Crazy? Tax dollars being effectively used, as usual! jocular
    Oh, just to be picky...
    When you say "without doubt" I'd say you're wrong.
    Since knowledge of that particular piece of stealth tech has been released to the public it's hardly going to be cutting edge black research.
    Kojax was correct: whatever is currently being worked on in that field - by definition then the "latest" - will still be at the classified stage.
    And I'm fairly sure that it wasn't tax dollars being spent on making tanks invisible since it, or at least the publicly-shown version (and it was unveiled at least 6 years ago!), is a BAe project 1. The B standing for British...
    Tax pounds, therefore.


    1 They've gone further - there's now a infra-red system "available" to mask vehicles in a rather more important spectrum.
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    remember the missile gap

    good thing it's the brits who are ahead of us in the invisible tank race
    If it were the chinks or the rooskeys, we'd have a real fun time of it.


    I'd give a buck to be a fly on the wall in the skunk works anyday

    If you could get hold of faa aproved flight plans and find the gaps
    you'd likely know where to look
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
    And I'm fairly sure that it wasn't tax dollars being spent on making tanks invisible since it, or at least the publicly-shown version (and it was unveiled at least 6 years ago!), is a BAe project 1. The B standing for British...
    Tax pounds, therefore.
    Isn't BAe a company (rather than a government department)?
    So, neither 'tax' nor 'dollars' - simply 'pounds'?

    ...just to be even more picky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sculptor View Post
    remember the missile gap

    good thing it's the brits who are ahead of us in the invisible tank race
    If it were the chinks or the rooskeys, we'd have a real fun time of it.


    I'd give a buck to be a fly on the wall in the skunk works anyday

    If you could get hold of faa aproved flight plans and find the gaps
    you'd likely know where to look
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    I was trying to link an image of this new U.S military stealth tank, but can't find any pictures of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shlunka View Post
    I was trying to link an image of this new U.S military stealth tank, but can't find any pictures of it.
    Here it is:

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedPanda View Post
    Isn't BAe a company (rather than a government department)?
    So, neither 'tax' nor 'dollars' - simply 'pounds'?

    ...just to be even more picky.
    Well yes, but they sell to the government.
    (And they do receive some government funding).
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    Quote Originally Posted by sculptor View Post
    remember the missile gap


    If you could get hold of faa aproved flight plans and find the gaps
    you'd likely know where to look
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    before your time duck

    missile gap:
    us gvmt thought(or claimed) that the ussr was ahead of us in missile technology
    sputnik kinda made the shit hit the fan(so to speak) and the country geared up to beat the "rooskies"
    replace the bombers with icbms , etc...
    see:
    Missile gap - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Regulating civil aviation to promote safety, especially through local offices called Flight Standards District Offices
    Developing and operating a system of air traffic control and navigation for both civil and military aircraft
    they route traffic around military test flights("gaps")
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    Quote Originally Posted by sculptor View Post
    missile gap
    Did not exist.


    they route traffic around military test flights("gaps")
    Right... because new test aircraft would declare flights paths (which would be well above civilian corridors anyway and, when temporarily at conflicting altitudes would be over military territory).
    Regardless, do said gaps tell you what type of aircraft the airliners are avoiding?
    IOW IF there's a gap is it a stealth type, a UAV, a hypersonic test vehicle or simply some guy enjoying a flight to maintain his currency on type?
    (And before you think to mention it - civilian radars generally do NOT detect aircraft, or lack of - they work on the transponder, so a gap with zero "radar return" is not indicative of a non-reflecting aircraft, merely one that hasn't turned on the transponder).
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    It's next to the Invisble Man's underpants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
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    missile gap
    Did not exist. .
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    A lot of folks have added good information but just to add a bit more, we use different stealth technologies in different applications so there is no single stealth technology better than all others in all given classes, but there are several that are cross-platform compatible.

    Skunk Works, DARPA, and Phantom Works, are three of the larger companies and government agencies dedicated to highly classified innovation, a lot of which is focused on stealth technology. Arguably, most innovation comes from universities such as Cal-Berkley, MIT, Brown, and many others.

    Some important notes to make is that stealth can be focused on not only materials that help provide radar-absorbent material or camouflage, but also in size, shape, and technology that goes into minimizing sound like in the case of submarines.

    The latest stealth technology is of course classified but a great source of information is found in Wiki here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stealth_technology

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    ere are some interesting links: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130909172215.htm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrofluid

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    anoparticles are likely the next and upcoming stealth technology but I'd guess we won't be seeing them applied to anything of mass-industry anytime soon.



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    Light-bending cloth, capable of making any object it covers completely invisible to the human eye-and cameras. Could be very fun if this ever becomes commercially available.
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    More effective in practice is "smokescreen" of one form or another. In electronic warfare that means bewildering the enemy with a lot of false signals. At its best it tricks the enemy into attacking nonexistent targets.
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