What follows is from Brett Tingley's 12-18-19 TheDrive.com article entitled "Can The U.S. Military Make An Airplane Invisible To The Naked Eye?":
From Wonder Woman’s Invisible Jet to the cloaking devices used by the
Romulans and Klingons of the Star Trek universe, science fiction and
popular culture are full of examples of completely invisible flying
craft. Despite having its roots in fiction, the act of making an
aircraft less visible to the naked eye has been an ongoing, but shadowy
area of research and development for both private and military
laboratories since the early days of military aviation.
radar systems, infrared sensors, and other sensors is the main strategy
behind today’s modern stealthy aircraft, yet the ability to also avoid
or delay visual detection remains near the top of the list of strategic
aerospace technologies even in an age of increasingly advanced
integrated air defense networks.
Being able to detect an
aircraft on radar is one thing, and even being able to hear it is
another, but the ability to actually see an aircraft remains a huge
vulnerability. Tight rules of engagement and the premium placed on using
stealth and electronic warfare to penetrate into enemy airspace and
even persist there for long periods of time mean that visual detection
is still a major Achilles heel of many modern combat aircraft. Thus, the
need for the ability to make an aircraft invisible as possible remains
as pressing as ever.
the world has yet to be shown evidence of an "invisible" aircraft or a
high-end adaptive aircraft camouflage system that comes close to
achieving such a goal, there is more than enough documentation
originating from both the Department of Defense and associated private
contractors to suggest that these technologies may be very much real....
To read Tingley's entire article, click HERE.