oa CSIR Science Scope - Camouflage technology that deceives the eye : optronics

Volume 1, Issue 3
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Camouflage is not about being ""invisible"". On the contrary, it's all about blending with the environment. Sometimes a potential target goes by undetected because observers see (and believe) what is presented to them for observation. In the extreme case, as with the army's Special Forces, these operators blend in so well with the environment that, even with intense searching, an observer is unable to detect them. Another example is that of a white aircraft, parked close to a chicken broiler, with only the telltale shape changed using the floor-mats, which remained undetected by reconnaissance aircraft (both these examples have been experienced by CSIR staff involved in camouflage activities).

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