China is testing a metamaterial on some of its non-stealth military jets to see if the technology can help the aircraft evade radars. Photo: Felix Wong

China tests stealth ‘invisibility cloaks’ on regular fighter jets 

Military experiments with metamaterials designed to fool radars with wave-bending powers but observers say there’s still a long way to go before the technology is ready for the battlefield

Topic |   China's military weapons

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China is testing a metamaterial on some of its non-stealth military jets to see if the technology can help the aircraft evade radars. Photo: Felix Wong
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.