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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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China's New 9x19 Subgun

China's New SMG, the JH16-1 in action on a police training range
Back in March we reported on Chinese SWAT teams operating with modded Type 79 submachine guns. The venerable Type 79 was developed in the 1970s and despite efforts to improve its modularity the guns are showing their age. They may now be supplanted by a new 9x19mm submachine gun.
While the bullpup QCW-05 PDW is sometimes seen a new submachine gun has begun to be fielded with China’s police forces. The JH16-1 was introduced in 2017, unlike the Type 79 chambered in 7.62×25mm Tokarev, the new weapon is chambered in the ubiquitous 9x19mm round.
JH16-1 alongside modded Type 79sPhoto by: via China Defense Blog
The China Defence Blog reports that the new submachine gun weighs in at 2.8 kg or 6.2 lbs unloaded and has a rate of fire of approximately 800 rounds per minute. With an effective range of 200 metres. The new JH16-1 appears to have a polymer lower and an adjustable stock. It feeds from a curved, probably 30 round, magazine – with an MP5-style paddle release. It appears to have an ambidextrous safety/selector lever but is left side charging only.
JH16-1 with optic and transport casePhoto by: via China Defense Blog
It has fixed front and rear sights but also has a full length top rail and shares a passing resemblance to the Heckler & Koch UMP. The JH16-1 is heavier than the older Type 79 submachine gun and also had picatinny rail segments at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions.
Members Guangdong Province police SWAT training with the new JH16-1 9mm submachine gun and a tactical crossbowPhoto by: xuehua.us
The JH16-1 is reportedly produced by the Hubei Jianghua Machinery Co Ltd, incorporated as a private company in 2006, formally state factory 9616, in the Xiangcheng District, Xiangyang. It was recently seen during a South China Special Police special skills drill for members of the press. The Guangdong Provincial Public Security Department held a demonstration on 23rd May where a number of officers were seen armed with the new JH16-1.
Members Guangdong Province police SWAT training with the new JH16-1 9mm submachine gunPhoto by: xuehua.us
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