Turkey-made invisible fabric to sell to NATO countries
İZMİR - Anadolu Agency
The fabric, developed at the Sun Textile and Research Development Center, succeeded tests by the Turkish Armed Forces, and is now awaiting approval from Turkey’s Defense Ministry for export.
Sabri Ünlütürk, chairman of the executive board of Sun Holding, told state-run Anadolu Agency on Nov. 16 that the fabric was invented by two scientists at Teknokent of Hacettepe University in Ankara.
He added that they began producing the fabric in their factory in the western province of İzmir, 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,” Ünlütürk added.
He said the fabric spreads body heat in a way that makes the person wearing it impossible to be spotted by thermal cameras.
The tests for the camouflage uniforms are currently underway.
“These uniforms are designed for our soldiers to hide themselves from night vision scopes. Military units are testing them,” Ünlütürk said.