According to USA Today, while true invisibility still remains a dream, Boubacar Kante, a professor at the University of California-San Diego, has been able to manipulate electromagnetic waves, including visible light and radio waves, using a super-thin, non-metal material.
There are far-reaching and fairly obvious military implications to getting an object close to an objective. Unmanned Areal Vehicles and other planes, ships and anything else interested in dodging radar could have a use for it. And it could also be used as high-end camouflage for any background colors.
The Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center is a Defense Department contractor tasked essentially to be a matchmaker for the Pentagon and academia/industry. Kayla Matola, research analyst for HDIAC, told Army Times the UCSD design is lighter and cheaper than anything else out there, and “basically what the military’s looking for” regarding cloaking capabilities.
“If anything this could provide the military with air superiority,” Matola said.
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