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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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USSOCOM seeks improved ITV for V-22

The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) will begin an evaluation effort in the second half of fiscal year 2018 (FY 2018) aimed at identifying requirements for an internally transportable Light Tactical All Terrain Vehicle (LTATV) for the V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft, service officials have disclosed.
Speaking at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, Florida, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Atkinson, program manager, Family Special Operations Vehicles, Program Executive Office (PEO) SOF Warrior, said the command is interested in a ‘purpose-built’ internally transportable vehicle (ITV).
The Flyer 60 has already been considered by the US Air Force and Navy special forces as an internally transported vehicle for the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft.Photo by: General Dynamics Ordnance Tactical Systems
USSOCOM force elements currently operate the Polaris Government and Defense MRZR-2 and MRZR-4 LTATVs from the V-22 for ‘fly and drive’ operations to extend mobility, lethality, and survivability of ground assault forces.