New Delhi: The Defense Laboratory of the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Jodhpur, has developed a special paint that can help Indian aircraft and missiles evade enemy radar detection. The paint, which is made of indigenous materials, has the ability to absorb the radar waves and reduce the signature of the platforms coated with it.
According to the DRDO, the radar-absorbing paint has been tested on various Indian Air Force (IAF) platforms, including the MiG-29 fighter jet, and has shown promising results. The paint can change the signature of the fighter aircraft, which is the most important aspect for identifying a platform in a war situation. The paint can also be used on missiles and other defense assets, making it difficult for the enemy to identify the nature and origin of the incoming objects.
Dr R Nagarajan, senior scientist at Defense Laboratory Jodhpur, who played a key role in the development of the paint, said that the paint is a result of years of research and innovation. He said that the paint is based on nanotechnology and uses carbon nanotubes and other materials to create a coating that can absorb electromagnetic waves in a wide frequency range. He said that the paint is also resistant to high temperatures and harsh weather conditions.
Dr Nagarajan said that the radar-absorbing paint is a strategic asset for India, as it can enhance the stealth capabilities of the Indian platforms and give them an edge over the adversaries. He said that many countries in the world have such paints, but they do not share this technology with other countries. He said that India is one of the few countries that have developed this technology indigenously and can use it for its own defense needs. He said that the paint is a testimony to the self-reliance and innovation of the DRDO and the IAF.