(August 5, 2016) Russian scientists have developed a new ferrite-based fabric that promises to have the ability to make Russian military hardware much harder to detect for enemy electronic warfare systems.
According to Sputnik News, “The new lightweight and highly flexible fabric, developed by the Rostec subsidiary JSC Ruselectronics, can protect the electronic equipment of armored vehicles, aircraft and surface-to-air systems from enemy electronic warfare capabilities and at the same time mask the electromagnetic emissions of the hardware it is applied to, making it harder for the enemy to detect.
“The material is designed for protection against electromagnetic emissions ranging from 0.5 GHz to 50 GHz. The material also helps decrease the level of the electromagnetic field to 10-30 dB (emissions reflected from the fabric) and up to 100 dB (emissions passing through the fabric), helping to ensure the resilience of radio-electronic equipment against electromagnetic interference. The fabric can also be used in medicine – for example, in areas with diagnostic, therapeutic and decontamination equipment.”
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