Department of Instrumentation TechnologyK.B.N College of Engineering, Gulbarga.
Stealth refers to the act of trying to hide or evade detection.Stealth technology is ever increasingly becoming a paramount tool inbattle especially
high technology wars
if one may occur in thefuture where invincibility means invincibility. Able to strike withimpunity, stealth aircraft, missiles and warships are virtually invisible to most types of military sensors. The experience gained atthe warfront emphasizes the need to incorporate stealth features atthe design stage itself. According to conventional military wisdom,surprise is the best form of attack. With evermore-sophisticatedmethods of detection, however, catching the enemy unawares hasbecoming increasingly difficult. Thus paving way to the developmentof increasingly sophisticated technologies that help in evading theenemy's ever-vigilant
.Stealth Technology essentially deals with designs and materialsengineered for the military purpose of avoiding detection by radar orany other electronic system. Stealth, or antidetection, technology isapplied to vehicles (e.g., tanks), missiles, ships, and aircraft with thegoal of making the object more difficult to detect at closer and closerranges thus providing an element of surprise in the attacks.Attacking with surprise gives the attacker more time to perform itsmission and exit before the defending force can counterattack.