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‘Stealth Sheet’ Makes People And Vehicles Invisible To Drones By Suppressing Infrared Light

The stealth sheet was created by researchers that hope it will be used in battle. As weapons become more sophisticated with the advances in technology, so do the countermeasures to weapons. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have invented the “stealth sheet,” which is a super thin sheet that can suppress infrared light. This can be used to mask people and vehicles that emit infrared light, which can normally be picked up by drones, heat-sensing night vision goggles, and infrared cameras, according to the Daily Mail. The stealth sheet is made out of a bendable silicon material, masks up to 94 percent of infrared light, and is only a millimeter wide. The co-author of the study, Hongrui Jiang, described the concept behind the invention. “You can intentionally deceive an infrared detector by presenting a false heat signature … It could conceal a tank by presenting what looks like a simply highway guardrail.” So far, the stealth sheet has been tested with a model of the hu…

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Russia’s Army 2018 exhibition to showcase 600 weapon systems

The exposition of the Army-2018 international military and technical forum will showcase about 600 pieces of armament, military and special hardware, Russia’s Defense Ministry announced on Friday.
"About 600 items of armament, military and special hardware of Russia’s Defense Ministry will be demonstrated on the site of the Patriot Congress and Exhibition Center, the Kubinka aerodrome and the Alabino training range within the framework of the Army 2018 military and technical forum," the ministry said.
The static exposition will feature more than 300 weapon systems and almost the same number will be involved in a dynamic show, the ministry noted.
During the dynamic show, the forum’s participants and guests will view the firepower and maneuvering capabilities of over 90 combat vehicles, aircraft and special hardware of Russia’s Defense Ministry.
Besides, 26 aircraft of Russia’s Aerospace Force and the Navy will be demonstrated at the Kubinka airfield.
The Army international military and technical forum is an exhibition of armaments and military hardware held outside Moscow by Russia’s Defense Ministry. This year, the forum will be held on August 21-26.