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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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Belarusian drones on display at KADEX 2018 in Kazakhstan

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MINSK, 1 June (BelTA) – The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB) presented a number of unmanned aerial vehicles during the fifth international military technology expo KADEX 2018 in Astana, Kazakhstan, the NASB press service told BelTA.
According to the source, the drones on display included batch-produced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) such as Busel M40, Busel M502, Burevestnik, Yastreb, a dirigible-based drone, and a full-scale model of the reconnaissance and attack drone Burevestnik MB. Visitors were strongly interested in technologies for creating and manufacturing UAVs for various purposes and in possible applications. Visitors mentioned the advanced technical parameters of the Belarusian products.
Kazakh Defense and Aerospace Industry Minister Beibut Atamkulov met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Kazakhstan Anatoly Nichkasov during KADEX 2018. Yuri Yatsyna, Director of the R&D Center for Multifunctional Unmanned Complexes of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, took part in the meeting. The sides discussed the implementation of instructions given by the two heads of state, current bilateral cooperation in the area of unmanned aerial vehicles, and other promising projects.
Beibut Atamkulov thanked Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Vladimir Gusakov for advancing cooperation in the area of unmanned aviation and for the active participation of the R&D Center for Multifunctional Unmanned Complexes in the expo.
A delegation of the Kazakh army led by Defense Minister, Colonel-General Saken Zhasuzakov visited the exposition of the Belarusian drone engineering enterprise. The defense minister confirmed interest in advancing cooperation with Belarusian companies in the area of unmanned aerial vehicles, including attack and reconnaissance ones. The Belarusian company was invited to participate in the army competition of flying drones, which is scheduled to take place in Kazakhstan in July-August 2018.
The R&D Center for Multifunctional Unmanned Complexes and the space exploration company Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary signed a cooperation agreement.
The R&D Center for Multifunctional Unmanned Complexes took part in the business program of the KADEX 2018 expo, in particular, in the applied science conference Advanced Def Tech. Representatives of the Belarusian company delivered a report during the session “Unmanned aerial vehicles. New-generation weaponry”.
Participation in KADEX 2018 allowed continuing the implementation of instructions given by the presidents of Belarus and Kazakhstan in addition to working on establishing international cooperation and promoting products made by the Belarusian company to the markets of countries, which are interested in unmanned systems and technologies.
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