One of the most unique secret developments of the Soviet military-industrial complex of the 80s has been removed from the secrecy label. We are talking about plasma cannons produced by NPO Mash, which were used to equip the Meteorite supersonic cruise missiles. The shot of the cannon with a protective plasma cloud provided the missile to overcome the enemy's air defense. The fact is that the plasma "absorbs" electromagnetic radiation from ground-based radars practically without a trace. In short, our version of the stealth technology.
Over the past years, the technical capabilities of detection equipment have significantly increased and the Meteorite cruise missiles are already in the full sense of the word the last century. According to experts, today the guarantee of invisibility of aircraft is hypersonic speed. A rocket or fighter flying at a speed of Mach 6 or more ends up in a cloud of plasma without any guns. In this case, plasma is not only a radio-absorbing protective cocoon, but also a transmitting antenna.
And the declassified plasma cannons will become a textbook for students of Baumanka, Moscow Aviation Institute, St. Petersburg's Voenmekh and Ural State University - future creators of Russian superweapons.