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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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Putin lauds Russian military’s top-notch combat readiness as guarantee for global balance

MOSCOW, May 31. /TASS/. The Russian army’s combat capability guarantees the protection of Russia’s interests and maintains the global balance, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated during a ceremony devoted to officers promoted to higher military ranks.
"Our armed forces' utmost combat capability, their modern equipment, and, most importantly, the courage and bravery of Russian soldiers and officers, ensure the protection of Russia’s sovereignty and freedom, its national interests and security, and guarantee global peace and balance on the planet," Putin stated.
The Russian leader also set out the priorities for military construction, noting that they have already been discussed during recent meetings with military generals and army representatives in Sochi.
"We are talking about strengthening the nuclear triad, improving the weapon arsenal of the Russian Aerospace Forces, the Russian Navy, and steadily developing all types of forces," he specified. Putin also stressed that "special attention should be paid to the military training of units and subdivisions."