Russia-Develops-Light Weight Ferrite Fiber EM Shielding

Russia-Develops-Light Weight Ferrite Fiber EM Shielding image
September 26, 2016 | Source: Itartass, Defense Talk

A subsidiary of the Russian Electronics Holding Company (itself a subsidiary of Rostec) has developed a ferrite fiber designed for protecting the electronics of armored vehicles, air defense missile systems and aircraft against enemy electronic warfare (EW) systems, according to the Izvestia daily.

According to the holding company’s director general, Igor Kozlov, a unique material, featuring a low specific weight and a high flexibility and capable of fully absorbing EW emissions and absorbing the omnidirectional radiation of friendly electronic devices, on which precision-guided munitions (PGM) may home in, has been developed in Russia.

“Our fiber may be compared to suiting fabric or thick woolen cloth in certain products,” Kozlov said. “Its ability to absorb electromagnetic radiation is on a par with that of heavier and bulkier analogs used in radio electronics for shielding against electromagnetic weapons and preventing friendly materiel from being given away by its electromagnetic emission.”