State Of Stealth, Part 6: From Hopeless Diamonds To Cranked Kites

This is the sixth article in a series.  As more nations field combat aircraft with frontal stealth, which reduces detectability when engaging head-on, two factors are increasingly distinguishing low-observable (LO) designs. One is the degree to which radar cross-section (RCS) is reduced when viewed from the side and rear aspect. The other is “broadband stealth”—the degree to which signature stays small as radar frequencies reduce.

All-aspect and broadband stealth …


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