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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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Tu-114MP maritime patrol aircraft unveiled

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Russia's United Aircraft Corporation has unveiled the Ilyushin Il-114MP maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) based on the Il-114-300 airlifter.
The Il-114MP has a take-off weight of 26,000 kg and a crew of six, including two pilots and four operators. The aircraft has a patrol radius of 300 km operating at an altitude of up to 8,000 m for 12 hours. The MPA is powered by two Klimov TV7-117ST turboprop engines with a power output of 3,000hp each. The Il-114MP has a range of 4,500 km and requires 950 m to take off and 530 m to land.
The Il-114MP can be fitted with the Kasatka-S search and targeting system with a range of 120 km, comprising an information management subsystem, multipurpose radar with active electronically scanned array, radio sonar subsystem, magnetometer, and electro-optical turret with a thermal imager, TV channel, and laser rangefinder.
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