New Israeli camouflage kit can lead to a ‘revolution on the battlefield’

Bron: Jewish News Syndicate

A new camouflage kit developed by an Israeli survivability company in cooperation with the Defense Ministry can lead to a “revolution on the battlefield,” as it enables frontline soldiers to operate in the vicinity of enemy forces yet remain out of view, an Israeli defense official has said.

“Kit 300” was developed by Polaris Solutions using special Thermal Visual Concealment (TVC) material. This led to the development of a lightweight camouflage sheet that can also double up as a stretcher, Gal Harari, head of the Defense Ministry’s Detectors and Imaging Branch, in the Directorate of Defense Research and Development, stated.

The product successfully passed a pilot program involving Israel Defense Forces special forces. An army infantry brigade was then equipped with it. The IDF must now decide how many additional products it will procure.

The technological challenge came in finding the right material that lets soldiers blend in with nature and that blocks out their thermal output. The company developed ultra-strong micro-fibers blended with metals and polymers, creating true mechanical strength. The rainproof material also means that units can conduct an ambush or set up a surveillance point by joining the sheets together to resemble rocks that blend into the environment.