Army Wants Invisibility Cloaks

The Army is not asking for much, but you might as well ask for exactly what you want. An invisibility cloak, if you please.

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.

In his excellent space adventure Brigands of the Moon, published in 1931, Ray Cummings describes an electronic device that can render a person invisible.

The invisible cloak. We laid it on my grid, and I adjusted its mechanism. I donned it and drew its hood, and threw on its current.

"Can you see me?"

"No."
(Read more about Ray Cummings 1931 invisible cloak)

Via Industry Tap.

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