Clouds Are No Problem: How the Air Force's New Technology Might Let Pilots See Right Through Them
The National Interest -

David Axe

Technology, Americas

Utterly fascinating.

Key point: Sensors and radar are nothing new. But if they can't see through a cloud then a pilot can't see a potential target-- or danger.

Despite big advancements in sensor technology in recent years, clouds can still block a warplane crew’s view — and make it impossible to support troops on the grounds.

Synthetic aperture radars can peer through weather, but these sensors generally are too big and unwieldy to help in a fast-evolving...

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