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Turkey-made disguise fabric to sell globally

Scientists in Ankara invent fabric which blocks radar and thermal cameras

Turkey-made disguise fabric to sell globally

By Tolga Albay

IZMIR, Turkey

A locally-manufactured disguise fabric, which cannot be spotted by radar and thermal cameras, will soon be sold to NATO countries.

The fabric developed at the Sun Textile and Research Development Center succeed tests by the Turkish Armed Forces, and is now awaiting approval of Turkey’s National Defense Ministry for export.

Sabri Unluturk, chairman of the executive board for Sun Holding, told Anadolu Agency on Thursday, that the fabric was invented by two scientists at Teknokent of Hacettepe University in Ankara.

He added that they began producing the disguise fabric in their factory in western Izmir province, and came third after the U.S. and Israel in this particular technology.

"We are proud that the Turkish army is using this fabric. The previous products were only for visual camouflage," Unluturk added.

He said the fabric spreads body heat in a way that it cannot be spotted by thermal cameras.

The tests for camouflage uniforms are currently underway.

"These uniforms are designed for our soldiers to hide themselves from night vision scopes. Military units are testing them," Unluturk said.

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