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Two Soldiers move to their objective while using the high grass for cover, during a training exercise at a Forward Observation Base in Nothern Mosul, Iraq, Feb. 15.
Two Soldiers move to their objective while using the high grass for cover, during a training exercise at a Forward Observation Base in Nothern Mosul, Iraq, Feb. 15.
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The Army Is Looking For Harry Potter-Style Invisibility Cloaks

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Combat veterans, members of the military, strategists, or really anyone who’s spent any time playing first-person shooters, knows the ability to conceal yourself from an enemy cannot be overstated, and with new advances in technology, the ghillie suit may give way to the invisibility cloak.

If the Army is serious about creating invisibility cloaks, then we might start seeing prototypes in the next few years. The cloaks will have to meet certain expectations, like versatility to be effective in in all terrain and weather, as well as maintaining “invisibility” for at least eight hours.

Get the full story at Quartz.