Cloaking and stealth systems have long been the stuff of fantasies for many a military general, although they are commonplace in regular sci-fi movies. Well, the gap between fiction and reality could be bridged soon with Israeli start-up firm Eltics Ltd. releasing their Black Fox Active Adaptive IR Stealth System which is touted to pull off a David Copperfield – simply by letting a helicopter, tank or ship, vanish into thin air. Or at least, that is what it looks like to the naked eye, where the system features a camera which will capture a snapshot of the environment where the unit is operating. Following that, the equipment will get to work by analyzing the thermal signature of the environment, while screening a similar signature on to plates fitted on to the machine. Currently, Black Fox is in the advanced prototype stage and could very well be the turning point in night warfare by offering the army armed with such technology an obvious advantage.
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