Soldiers are sometimes required to target a specific location, where there is no cover for miles. They have to look for cover and camouflage to hide their location.
But things are going to change soon as the US Army is developing an ‘invisibility suit’ for soldiers to make them disappear on the battleground.
What the US Army wants:
The US Army has requested that firms developing stealth fabrics work on an ‘invisibility suit’ that can be used anywhere, in any terrain – from jungles to mountains to deserts. It also needs to work across a wide range of temperatures, and in the sun, rain and snow.
The adaptive camouflage system has to be lightweight and non-powered. If a power source is required, it should not weigh more than one pound and provide at least 8 hours of uninterrupted operation.
The US army has called for proposals from several companies. The selected firms need to submit 10 prototype invisible uniforms for testing. The army wants to make these cloaks available to its soldiers within next 18 months.